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The Queen's Fire Service Medal is awarded to members of the fire services in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
for distinguished service or gallantry. It was introduced on 19 May 1954 when it replaced the King's Fire Service Medal. Recipients may use the post-nominal letters “QFSM.” The most common form of the award is the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service. The equivalent medal for gallantry, the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry, is now rarely awarded. Acts of gallantry in the fire service would, since 1977, normally attract the George Medal
George Medal
or Queen's Gallantry Medal.

Contents

1 Design 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Design[edit]

The medal is silver and 36 millimetres in diameter, with the obverse having the profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The medal's reverse is a standing figure with a sword and shield, with an inscription of "For Gallantry" or "For Distinguished Fire Service" around the face's side. The ribbon is of red with three yellow stripes. The Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry has a single thin blue stripe running through the centre of each yellow stripe.

See also[edit]

Queen's Police Medal British and Commonwealth orders and decorations

References[edit]

^ "It's An Honour has a new home". Itsanhonour.gov.au. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ a b "No. 56878". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3352.  ^ "The Queen's Ambulance Service Medal Royal Warrant" (PDF). official-documents.gov.uk. The Stationery Office. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

"Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 16 January 2010. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2017. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) "ODM of the United Kingdom: Queen's Police Medal
Queen's Police Medal
for Gallantry". Medals.org.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  "Police & Fire Gallantry Medals". Stephen-stratford.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 

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Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom

Orders

Current

Garter Thistle Bath Merit St Michael and St George Royal Victorian Distinguished Service British Empire Imperial Service Companions of Honour St John

Dormant

St Patrick Royal Guelphic Crown of India Star of India Indian Empire Indian Merit British India Burma

Other

Royal Victorian Chain Hereditary peerage Life peerage Privy Counsellor Baronet Knight Bachelor Aide-de-camp
Aide-de-camp
(ADC) Honours of other Commonwealth realms

Current awards

Level 1

Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
(VC) George Cross
George Cross
(GC)

Level 2A

Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
(DSO) Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross
(CGC) Royal Red Cross
Royal Red Cross
Class I (RRC)

Level 2B

George Medal
George Medal
(GM) Queen's Police Medal, for Gallantry (QPM) Queen's Fire Service Medal, for Gallantry (QFSM)

Level 3A

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Military Cross
Military Cross
(MC) Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Air Force Cross (AFC) Royal Red Cross
Royal Red Cross
Class II (ARRC)

Level 3B

Constabulary Medal (Ireland) Sea Gallantry Medal (SGM) Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) British Empire Medal
British Empire Medal
(BEM) Queen's Police Medal, for Distinguished Service (QPM) Queen's Fire Service Medal, for Distinguished Service (QFSM) Queen's Ambulance Service Medal (QAM) Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal
Queen's Volunteer Reserves Medal
(QVRM) Polar Medal (PM) Imperial Service Medal
Imperial Service Medal
(ISM) Overseas Territories Police Medal
Overseas Territories Police Medal
(CPM) Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

Level 4

Mentioned in Despatches Queen's Commendation for Bravery Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
in the Air Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Other

Badge of Honour

Obsolete awards

Level 1

Indian Order of Merit
Order of Merit
(First Class) (IOM) Albert Medal (1st class) (AM) Edward Medal
Edward Medal
(1st class) (EM) Empire Gallantry Medal
Empire Gallantry Medal
(EGM)

Level 2A

Indian Order of Merit
Order of Merit
(Second Class) (IOM) Distinguished Conduct Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal
(DCM) Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
(CGM) Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
(Flying) (CGM)

Level 2B

Albert Medal (2nd class) (AM) Edward Medal
Edward Medal
(2nd class) (EM) Union of South Africa King's Medal for Bravery, Gold

Level 3A

Order of British India
Order of British India
(First Class) (OBI) Order of British India
Order of British India
(Second Class) (OBI) Indian Order of Merit
Order of Merit
(Third Class) (IOM) Royal West African Frontier Force Distinguished Conduct Medal King's African Rifles Distinguished Conduct Medal Indian Distinguished Service Medal (IDSM) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) Military Medal
Military Medal
(MM) Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
(DFM) Air Force Medal
Air Force Medal
(AFM) Burma Gallantry Medal (BGM)

Level 3B

Union of South Africa Queen's Medal for Bravery (Silver) Kaisar-i-Hind Medal
Kaisar-i-Hind Medal
(Gold, Silver, Bronze) Indian Police Medal, for Gallantry Ceylon Police Medal, for Gallantry Sierra Leone Police Medal, for Gallantry Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal, for Gallantry Colonial Police Medal, for Gallantry (CPM) Canada Medal
Canada Medal
(CM) Queen's Medal for Chiefs Indian Police Medal, for Meritorious Service Ceylon Police Medal, for Merit Sierra Leone Police Medal, for Meritorious Service Sierra Leone Fire Brigades Medal, for Meritorious Service

Level 4

King's/Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct King's/ Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
in the Air

Royal family orders

King George IV Victoria and Albert King Edward VII King George V King George VI Queen Elizabeth II

See also British campaign medals Revocations

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Former decorations of Australia

Australian Honours Order of Precedence prior to 6 October 1992

Orders of chivalry

Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Order of the Bath
(GCB) Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath
Order of the Bath
(KCB/DCB) Companion of the Order of the Bath
Order of the Bath
(CB)

Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG/DCMG) Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Order of St Michael and St George
(CMG)

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

/ Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(GBE) / Knight/Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(KBE/DBE) / Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(CBE) / Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(OBE) / Member of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(MBE)

Imperial Service Order

Companion of the Imperial Service Order
Imperial Service Order
(ISO)

Order of the Companions of Honour

Companion of the Order of the Companions of Honour
Order of the Companions of Honour
(CH)

Miscellaneous

Hereditary peer Life peer Baronet Knight Bachelor

Military gallantry/bravery decorations

In the face of the enemy

Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
(VC) Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
(DSO) Distinguished Conduct Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal
(DCM) Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
(CGM) Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
(Flying) (CGM) Military Cross
Military Cross
(MC) Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Military Medal
Military Medal
(MM) Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal
(DFM) Mentioned in dispatches

Not the face of the enemy

Air Force Cross (AFC) Air Force Medal
Air Force Medal
(AFM) Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct

Distinguished service decorations

In the face of the enemy

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Not the face of the enemy

Queen's Police Medal
Queen's Police Medal
for Distinguished Service (QPM) Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service (QFSM)

Civil bravery decorations

George Cross
George Cross
(GC) Albert Medal, First Class (AM) Albert Medal, First Class (Sea) (AM) Albert Medal, Second Class (AM) Albert Medal, Second Class (Sea) (AM) George Medal
George Medal
(GM) Queen's Police Medal
Queen's Police Medal
for Gallantry (QPM) Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry (QFSM) Sea Gallantry Medal (SGM) Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) Edward Medal
Edward Medal
(EM) Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct

Nursing service

Member of the Royal Red Cross
Royal Red Cross
(RRC) Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Royal Red Cross
(ARRC)

Meritorious service

/ British Empire Medal
British Empire Medal
(BEM) Queen's Commendation fo

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