Australia Day Honours for Local Legend

Published on Tuesday, 30 January 2024 at 3:00:41 PM

Local Legend Chris Scott was among four Western Australians awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in the 2024 Australia Day Honours List.

Chris has been a volunteer firefighter in the Shire of Capel since he was just 16 years old and has dedicated his life to protecting his community from bushfires.

In 2000, he became the Chief Bushfire Control Officer for the shire, and today he oversees more than 120 volunteers across 550 square kilometres. Even after more than 50 years of service, Chris is still an active frontline firefighter and is available 24/7 during summer to assist with any emergencies.

We are extremely grateful for Chris's exceptional commitment to the community and his outstanding leadership skills.

We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition and thank him for his many years of service.

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