Celebrations for dedicated Northern Beaches District members


Experienced RFS firefighters from across the Northern Beaches will be celebrated this week for their collective contribution of more than 1,000 years of service to their communities.

Across two ceremonies at the Northern Beaches Headquarters Brigade Station in Terrey Hills, Commissioner of the RFS, Rob Rogers and Deputy Commissioner Kyle Stewart will present 18 National Medals and 33 Long Service Medals.

Commissioner Rogers said these medals are a proud acknowledgement of the commitment shown by these individuals over the years.

“The members being recognised this week range from 10 to 52 years of service, with a special mention of three members who have each contributed 50 or more years’ Service.

“I acknowledge Northern Beaches Headquarters Brigade member Allan Brett, a member for 52 years. Alan is receiving the National Medal 3rd Clasp for his long and distinguished service beyond normal expectations.

“Ronald Hughes has been an active member of the Ingleside Brigade and continues to impart his knowledge and skills on fellow Brigade members, and is a worthy recipient of the Long Service Medal for his 50 years of Service.

“I also note Retired Chief Superintendent Alan Brinkworth of the Terrey Hills Brigade for his 50 years of service. Alan has served his Brigade, District and the wider Service though his various roles as both a volunteer and staff member, all while maintaining the history of the Service as the RFS Honorary Historian.”

Commissioner Rogers congratulated each of the Northern Beaches volunteers on their dedication, commitment and service to their communities.

“Members of the Northern Beaches District exemplify the very essence of community service. They stand as role models, inspiring others to come forward and contribute to the betterment of our communities.

“The hard work and professionalism of all RFS members does not go unnoticed and while they do not ask for praise, we should take every opportunity to acknowledge their contribution and commitment to their community.

“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of all our members. It takes their ongoing support and patience to assist and enable our volunteers to do what they do to save lives and property.”

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