Lake George District members honoured for dedicated service


More than 40 RFS volunteers of the Lake George District will be recognised for their dedication and achievements at a special ceremony in Bungendore today.

Twelve National Medals and 24 Long Service Medals will be presented by RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie.

Deputy Commissioner McKechnie said these medals, recognising more than 800 years of combined service, are a proud acknowledgement of the commitment shown by these individuals over the years.

“The members being recognised today range from 12 to more than 60 years of service, with a special mention of Thomas Moore from Burra Brigade for his impressive 64 years of service to the RFS,” he said.

“I know that the community is thankful for the world-class level of fire protection and assistance afforded to them by dedicated volunteers across the Lake George District.”

Deputy Commissioner McKechnie will also present five Humanitarian Overseas Service Medals, which recognise people who have given humanitarian service in hazardous circumstances outside Australia, and three Retired Group Officer Plaques.

“We congratulate and thank Paul Davis, Bruce Davies, Stephen Graham, Daniel Barwick and Callum Whitford for their efforts during the RFS deployment to Canada in 2017,” the Deputy Commissioner said.

“I would like to take this time to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies here in the Lake George District, across the state, interstate and internationally when required.

“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of all RFS volunteers. We know 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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