National emergency services memorial
Published Date: 01 May 2019
The National Memorial for fire and emergency services holds the names of 528 personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others.
The annual memorial service was held in Canberra on Wednesday 1 May 2019, remembering those who have died in the line of duty.
This year, in addition to the many NSW RFS members whose names are etched on the memorial, the families of four members and personnel have been presented with memorial medals.
- Pilot Allan Tull, who died as a result of a helicopter crash whilst working on the Kingiman fire near Ulladulla on 17 August 2018
- Peter Mills (member of Central Coast Communications Brigade), who suffered a cardiac arrest at a Brigade Communications meeting on 19 September 2018
- Colin Eather (Captain Marrangaroo RFB) , who died whilst on operational duties at the Scotmans Hill fire, near Lithgow on 2 December 1997
- Ted Hughes (Captain Wallerawang RFB), who along with Colin Eather, died at Scotmans Hill on 2 December 1997
We remember and thank the men and women who have paid the ultimate price in protecting others.
The National Memorial sits on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra and is publicly accessible. The National Memorial service is held annually and coordinated by the Australasian Fire & Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC).