Honours & Awards

Under the national honours and awards (medal of honour) (Jamaica fire brigade) regulations 1970, official state recognition may be conferred on fire brigade personnel for bravery, meritorious service, distinguished deeds and long service.

These awards are in three categories:-

  • medal
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR GALLANTRY
Awarded to members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade who have performed acts of gallantry or acts of heroism or have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger.

This Medal is worn with a ribbon one and a half inches in width with one central red stripe one-quarter of an inch in width and green border of the same width. On each side of the red stripes are gold stripes one quarter of
an inch in width which are separated from the green borders by black
stripes one-eight of an inch wide.

  • medal
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
Awarded to sub-officers and firefighters of the Jamaica Fire Brigade who have completed 18 years continuous service in the Jamaica Fire Brigade and whose conduct and character have been exemplary.

This Medal is worn with a ribbon one and a half inches in width with one central green stripe approximately one-quarter of an inch in width bordered on either side by gold stripes and black stripes on either end. All five stripes are equal in width.

  • medal of honour
  • MEDAL OF HONOUR FOR LONG SERVICE & GOOD CONDUCT
Awarded to members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, who have performed distinguished service or have displayed distinguished conduct or bravery.

This Medal is worn with a ribbon one and a half inches in width with one central stripe in gold three-quarter of an inch in width and green borders one-quarter of an inch wide. The gold stripe and the green borders are separated by black stripes one-eight of an inch wide.

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