Local Fire Fighters recognised at Volunteer's 'Thank You' Evening

Published on Monday, 31 May 2021 at 1:19:03 PM

On Saturday, 22 May, the communities of the Shire came together to hold a special event to ‘thank’ our Shire’s many wonderful volunteers.

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, Phil Barrett, and Shaun Champ, DFES District Officer North Coastal Metropolitan Operations, took the opportunity to present several long overdue service medals and medallions to a number of the Shire’s volunteer fire fighters during this event.

This included:

  • 3 National Medals of Service to the Country to Bob Wilson (35 yrs), Mal Harrington (25 yrs) and Glen Susac (15 yrs).
  • Bush Fire Long Service Medals to the State which were awarded for 10+ yrs of service to Bob Wilson, Mal Harrington, Carol Andela, Steve Owen, Dave Stroud, Anne Stroud, Jason Barrett, Olga Nye, Mark Cullan, Judy Marshall, Bill Marshall and Michael Pollette.
  • A special NSW Citation for Service which was awarded to James Morton, Carol Andela and Glen Susac for their service provided over east during Australia’s Black Summer in 2019/20.
  • A 5 Years Medallion for Volunteer Bush Fire Service which was also presented to Carola Granswick, Vince Tarzia and Margaret Harrington.

Given not all of the Shire’s volunteer fire fighters were able to attend the evening, those who missed out of the presentation of medallions or award of medals will be presented with them at a later date.

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