Top honour on Australia Day for Fire Officer

first_imgTop honour on Australia Day for Fire Officer Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark RyanA long-serving Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Fire Officer has been honoured with a prestigious medal as part of the 2021 Australia Day ceremonies.Minister for Fire and Emergency Service Mark Ryan congratulated Executive Manager Corey Bock, who received the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) today in recognition of his service to the organisation and Queensland communities.“To receive an AFSM, an officer must have demonstrated a high level of dedication, professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond what is expected of them in their role,” Mr Ryan said.“In his 28 years with QFES, Corey has shown all these attributes and more, so it is fantastic to see national recognition of his efforts.“I’d like to congratulate Corey on this award and look forward to seeing his work continue to benefit Queensland communities for years to come.”Since joining QFES in 1992, Mr Bock has served in a range of roles across multiple services, from frontline operations to strategic governance.As a senior officer in the Rural Fire Service (RFS), Mr Bock played an integral role in leading volunteer support and engagement in south east Queensland, whilst also supporting partner organisations and communities with bushfire management activities.QFES Commissioner Greg Leach said Mr Bock was held in high regard by his peers for his leadership in fire management, fire investigations, community engagement and knowledge management.“For more than 20 years, Corey has been on the front line of many significant fire and emergency disaster events, including the Grantham floods and Black Summer bushfires,” Mr Leach said.“He has been a trailblazer within the organisation, serving as the first Ministerial Liaison Officer from the RFS, representing QFES across all facets of government strategy and relations.“In addition to his permanent role, Corey is also an experienced RFS volunteer. He embodies the QFES values of respect, integrity and courage, and leads by example.“Corey’s commitment to sharing his specialist bushfire management knowledge will help ensure QFES can continue to deliver a world-class fire service into the future.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, black summer, bushfires, Commissioner, community engagement, Emergency, Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, Grantham, leadership, QFES, QLD, Queensland, Queensland Fire, Ryanlast_img read more