Steve O’Malley AFSM is a Leading Fire fighter and the Fairness and Inclusion Officer with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). Steve has been an operational Fire-fighter for more than 31 years and is a graduate in the study of Human Rights.
As well as fulfilling his current role Steve is also:
- Secretary and Honorary Life member of Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA)
- Foundation member of the Emergency Management Victoria ‘Gender and Disaster’ taskforce
- MFB Family Violence & Equal Opportunity Contact Officer
- Co-Coordinates the ‘Diversity Stream’ of the annual Emergency Management Conference in Melbourne
- Trainer and Facilitator of the Gender and Disaster Pod’s Gendered Violence and Lessons in Disaster training package
- White Ribbon Ambassador since 2007 and is member of the National Ambassador’s Reference Group, White Ribbon Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diversity family violence reference groups
In 2005 he was awarded the MFB’s Medal for Long and Good Service and the National Medal for Service. He received the Victorian Award for Excellence for Service to Victoria’s Multicultural Community in 2008, on Australia Day 2010 he became a recipient of the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and more recently a recipient of the National Emergency Medal for sustained service during the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. Steve was the recipient of the 2014 Chief Officer’s Scholarship, returning from a trip to investigate the Fire Brigade’s role in the primary prevention of violence against women in the UK.