Medal honours for NSW RFS Rangemore Brigade at fire station opening


NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Rangemore Rural Fire Brigade members have been honoured at the official opening of their brand new fire station.

NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Paul Seager presented the Long Service Medal and National Emergency Medal to brigade members at the new station, including one posthumous medal.

The $92,800 fire shed is the first for the Rangemore Brigade, whose category 1 fire tanker had previously been housed by the Brigade Captain. The new station is comprised of a single bay to house the fire truck as well as modern amenities.

Assistant Commissioner Seager said the fire station build was completed in 2019, but the official opening celebrations had been delayed due to Covid-19.

“It is fantastic that we are all finally here together today to celebrate not only this great new station, but to recognise many years of hard work by Rangemore Brigade members,

“Congratulations to the three members who are presented with their Long Service Medal today, who between them have a combined total of 93 years’ service to the community,

“Whilst sadly one of today’s recipients is no longer with us, it is important we acknowledge his commitment and celebrate his service with his family here.” He said.

The National Emergency Medal was also presented to one of the Rangemore Brigade’s members.

“This medal is awarded to persons who rendered sustained or significant service during nationally-significant emergencies in Australia; in this case the 2019-20 bush fires” Assistant Commissioner Seager said.

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