NSW Rural Fire Service Australian Fire Service Medal recipient - Alan Patrick Selman


Group Captain Alan Patrick Selman joined the Mt Victoria Brigade in 1977.

Mr Alan Selman joined the Mt Victoria brigade in 1977. He held the position of Deputy Captain for 5 years before moving to Mudgee and joining the Mudgee HQ brigade in 1985.

Mr Selman held a number of positions including that of Captain, president and training officer before being elected to the position of Group Captain in 2004, a position he still holds.

Mr Selman is the founding member of the Cudgegong RFS Heritage Committee. The Committee aims to preserve "yesterday's RFS history for tomorrow's generations" by collecting, preserving and displaying a vast array of firefighting vehicles, equipment and memorabilia.

Mr Selman's fire ground leadership and tactical skills have been demonstrated at major incidents including Glen Innes, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, 1994 Blue Mountains fires, and the Nyngan floods. His leadership at major incidents has directly contributed to the saving of many properties and possibly lives.

Group Captain Alan Patrick Selman is a worthy nomination for the Australian Fire Service Medal.

Minister congratulates Queen's Birthday honours recipients

Posted: 09/06/2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW Police and Emergency Services personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Eight NSW police officers have received the Australian Police Medal, five firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW and six from the Rural Fire Service have been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal, one member of the NSW State Emergency Service and three Marine Rescue NSW members have received the Emergency Services Medal.

"This is a tremendous honour for these members of the community who selflessly dedicate their lives to assisting others on a daily basis," Mr Ayres said.

"Today's Queen's Birthday Honours recognise the contribution made by our emergency services personnel, and provides an opportunity for family, friends, colleagues and of course members of the public to show their immense gratitude.

"There are few roles where dangerous and difficult circumstances are confronted every day. Many of today's recipients are all too familiar with such scenarios.

"We have seen recently the wrath of Mother Nature - be it fires, flooding or storms - and it is the brave personnel of the police and emergency services who ensure the safety and welfare of those in need.

"Police and emergency service workers are viewed across the State as heroes, and that is never more reflected than in today's Honours List.

"I congratulate all today's recipients on their wonderful achievement," Mr Ayres concluded.