Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner retires

Commissioner Mullins at his final graduation ceremony
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Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Mullins has rounded out the final week of his career by working shifts as a firefighter at stations where he served. Commissioner Mullins started his career with Fire & Rescue NSW at Manly Fire Station in 1978, then was stationed at Crows Nest Fire Station for five years from 1979. He achieved the rank of Station Officer in 1990, Inspector in 1992, Superintendent in 1995 then Assistant Commissioner in 1996.

He was appointed as Commissioner in July 2003, being the first person in the history of Fire and Rescue to be appointed as both Chief Fire Officer and CEO that came from the ranks of a firefighter.

Commissioner Mullins holds a Masters Degree in Management and Fire Engineering Diplomas. He is a Graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the United States National Fire Academy and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program. He is a Fellow and National Patron of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM), National Medal and two Clasps, NSWFB Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and two Clasps, Commissioner’s Commendation for Courageous Action, Chief Officer’s Commendation and St John Ambulance Emergency Services Award.

He is President of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), Deputy Chair of the NSW State Emergency Management Committee and is the Australian Director of the International Fire Chiefs Association of Asia. – Fire & Rescue NSW.

Congratulations on a long and distinguished career and we wish Greg all the very best for the future.

Photos : Fire & Rescue NSW Facebook
Video : 001 Fire Station Facebook


Commissioner Mullins turns out on Flyer 1

Today (06/01/17), Fire and Rescue NSW's Commissioner Greg Mullins spent his last day in the job at 001 City Of Sydney Fire Station, manning the Flyer alongside crews from B Platoon. He attended numerous AFAs, a kitchen fire and an electrical fire – carrying hose, sending stop messages and even driving to a few calls.We wish you all the best in your retirement and thank you for your 39 years service!

Posted by Fire and Rescue NSW Station 001 City of Sydney on Friday, 6 January 2017


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