Australia Day Honours for Station Officer Camilleri

Published: 27th January 2012

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins today congratulated Werri Beach resident, Station Officer Anthony Camilleri, on being named in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

Station Officer Anthony Camilleri was one of three FRNSW officers awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal, one of the highest honours an Australian firefighter can receive.

Commissioner Mullins said that Station Officer Camilleri had been an asset to FRNSW since joining 25 years ago. He is currently a Station Commander at Wollongong Fire Station.

“Station Officer Camilleri is an experienced and committed officer who has given FRNSW and the community more than two decades of outstanding service.

“He has acquired significant technical expertise in building collapse rescue operations and has demonstrated a unique ability to teach other FRNSW personnel about specialist rescue incidents. He has been a major influence in rescue training techniques across NSW.

“In 2009, in company with two other FRNSW firefighters, he rode a bicycle 4,000 kilometres across Australia from Perth to Wollongong, through the Nullabor Desert to raise over $15,000.00 for Camp Quality.

“Station Officer Camilleri is widely respected within and outside FRNSW for his dedication and enthusiasm in serving the community and I am delighted that he is being honoured in this way.”