Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

The Fire Brigade Long Service Medal is a long service medal awarded to full-time and part-time members of fire brigades throughout the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The medal is awarded for 20 years of good and efficient service.

Fire Brigade Long Service Medal
Fire LS %26 GC Medal ribbon
Ribbon of the medal
Awarded by the United Kingdom
Type Long service medal
Eligibility United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands fire brigade personnel
Awarded for 20 years of long and meritorious full-time or part-time service
Status Currently awarded
Established 1 June 1954[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal[2]
Next (lower) African Police Medal for Meritorious Service[2]


The Fire Brigade Long Service Medal is a circular medal made of cupronickel. On the obverse of the medal is the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse depicts a scene of two firefighters using a hose and the inscription, FOR EXEMPLARY FIRE SERVICE. The medal hangs from a red ribbon 1.25 inches wide, at the edges are two thin yellow stripes.[1]



Those eligible for the Fire Brigade Long Service Medal are full-time and part-time members of all ranks in Local Authority Fire Services in England and Wales, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, or Airport Fire Services. Also eligible are members of Fire Brigades of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, Fire Service members of CFRA and of Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland and fire service instructors at central training establishments such as the Fire Service College, the Scottish Fire Services College, and the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre.[1]

Length of service

Individuals may be awarded the medal for 20 years of continuous or aggregate service in an eligible fire brigade or service, so long as they have been very good in conduct and character.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "No. 52245". The London Gazette. 16 August 1990. pp. 13379–13381.
  2. ^ a b "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3352.

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