Lake Conjola volunteers recognised for service
Published Date: 06 Nov 2011
Six members of the Lake Conjola Rural Fire Service have had their long and committed service to the community recognised at a ceremony held in their honour.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Region South Manager, Chief Superintendent Ken Hall presented the volunteers with their Long Service Medals and congratulated them on their hard work and dedication.
"Each of the six volunteers here today has served their brigade with distinction, accumulating more than 87 years of service between them which is an admirable achievement.
"Gary Sims has been a member of the Lake Conjola Rural Fire Brigade for more than 23 years and is receiving a medal today in recognition of long service and for going above and beyond what is expected of active brigade members."
Chief Superintendent Ken Hall said everyone else recognised at the ceremony has been generously giving up their time to serve the local community for more than a decade.
"They are all shining examples of the commitment demonstrated by NSW RFS volunteers and their community should be rightly proud of their achievement,"
Chief Superintendent Hall said. "These individuals have all played an integral role in their community, whether fighting bush fires, house fires, attending road accidents or assisting during storms and floods.
"Their fundraising work and community education efforts must also be recognised as a valuable part of their role as RFS members.
"Volunteers like the ladies and gentlemen being awarded today are the backbone of the NSW RFS and deserve sincere gratitude from the community for their selfless work.
"While our members don't volunteer for awards or accolades, this is a way for the Lake Conjola and wider South Coast community to express our sincere thanks for their ongoing contribution," Chief Superintendent Hall concluded.
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