Appointment of Tasmania’s inaugural Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner

Felix Ellis, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmania’s inaugural Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner has been appointed after a merit-based recruitment process.

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Felix Ellis, said he was pleased to announce Mr Jeremy Smith’s appointment to this role.

“Jeremy’s selection is testament to his strong leadership skills and dedication to the Tasmania Fire Service, the State Emergency Service, and the Tasmanian community,” Minister Ellis said.

“He has extensive firefighting experience in Tasmania, interstate and internationally, playing a key role in the development of the TFS remote area firefighting capability and Tasmania’s urban fire and rescue capability.

“Under Jeremy’s leadership in the new role of Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, the TFS and the SES will be formally united to become the Tasmania Fire and Emergency Service.

“An important part of our government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future is backing in our fire and emergency services to keep our communities safe, and this change will better allow us to do that.”

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