Celebrations for Mid North Coast volunteers


Today the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Mid North Coast Team will recognise the achievements of volunteers and the handover of three new vehicles.

At a ceremony held at Coffs Harbour Fire Control Centre, Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald will present 21 Long Service Medals and eight National Medals to volunteers in recognition of their ongoing commitment to the local community.

These medal recipients have accumulated a total of 569 years of service between them, with five members having dedicated more than 30 years to their brigades.

“Each of the volunteers being recognised has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to their community over the years and these medals are our proud acknowledgement of their efforts,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.

“I know they will continue to serve their local communities for many years to come and share their knowledge, experience and firefighting skills both locally and further afield.”

During the ceremony, Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald will also officially hand over the keys to trucks to the Boambee, Ulong and Scotchman Brigades.

"These new tankers will enable the brigades to continue their outstanding work, and I would personally like to congratulate everybody on their ongoing hard work and professionalism."

“The NSW RFS is committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment they need to carry out the important work they do to protect their local communities from fire,” Senior Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.

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