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Memorial Boards

In 2013 MFB launched the Memorial Board project. The boards commemorate firefighters who died while employed by MFB but not in the line of duty.

Submissions for additions to the boards are welcome and can be sent via email.

The full lists of the firefighters currently acknowledged are as follows:

Western District Memorial Board
unveiled 18 March 2013 at Sunshine Fire Station

  • Senior Firefighter Dan Bartley
  • Leading Firefighter Rodney Urch
  • Leading Firefighter Gary Matthews
  • Qualified Firefighter Glenn Binder
  • Senior Firefighter Gary Icke
  • Leading Firefighter Leo Coghlan
  • Station Officer Jeffery Rollason
  • Leading Firefighter Warren Janson
  • Senior Firefighter Laurie Fishlock
  • Senior Firefighter Kevin Matthews
  • Leading Firefighter Gregory Whelan
  • Leading Firefighter Colin Kearney
  • Leading Firefighter Wayne Fleming
  • Firefighter Leslie Scrivener

Northern District Memorial Board
unveiled 1 October 2016 at Thomastown Fire Station

  • Leading Firefighter Jeff Newland
  • Qualified Firefighter David Mulvihill
  • Firefigher Bill Arnold
  • Senior Fireman Des Kelly
  • Senior Firefighter David Stewart
  • Station Officer Marcus Currie
  • Senior Fireman John Williams
  • Station Officer Bernie Henry
  • Leading Firefighter Phil Hodgson
  • Senior Station Officer Peter Hunt
  • Leading Firefighter Reg Montague
  • Leading Firefighter Ray Muir
  • Staton Officer Rod Allen
  • Leading Firefighter Michael Busst
  • Leading Firefighter Scott Morrison

Central District Memorial Board
unveiled 25 March 2017 at Eastern Hill Fire Station

  • Chief Fire Officer William Aldridge
  • Senior Fireman Norman Victor Parsons
  • Station Officer John Beckwith
  • Station Officer Ivan Nunn
  • Superintendent William Perry
  • Firefighter Lawrence Murphy
  • Firefighter Richard Toft
  • Station Officer Gary Williams
  • Senior Station Officer Ross Leeder
  • Firefighter Matthew Leonard
  • Station Officer Robert Kelly
  • Leading Firefighter Bart Williams
  • Station Officer Adrian Newton


Southern and Eastern District Memorial Boards are currently underway.

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