Glenbrook’s Kim Reeson was named an Australian Fire Service Medal recipient on Monday in recognition of serving Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with distinction for more than 28 years, in senior roles at local fire stations right up to management positions at state headquarters.
FRNSW Acting Commissioner Jim Smith said Supt Reeson has served in a wide range of operational positions as well as in specialised roles such as hazardous materials response and special event planning, including the service’s commitment to the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
“He is also recognised by his emergency services peers for his professionalism and commitment to firefighter safety during major and complex incidents such as the deployment to Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.”
Acting Comm. Smith said Supt Reeson had demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment.“His professional approach has contributed significantly to the safety of firefighters.”
Superintendent Reeson is now capability manager of firefighting, with responsibility for developing FRNSW’s operational capability including equipment, training and doctrine.