Long serving Greenethorpe Brigade volunteers honoured
Published Date: 25 May 2013
Volunteer firefighters from the Greenethorpe Rural Fire Brigade in the Mid Lachlan Valley area have been recognised for their long and dedicated service in an official ceremony today.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald presented Long Service Medals to the group of volunteers who have amassed an impressive 1818 years of service between them.
“This significant commitment demonstrates that the tradition of volunteering is thriving in this region,” Assistant Commissioner McDonald said.
“These men and women each play a vital role in their community, whether they’re fighting bush fires, attending road accidents or even assisting during storms or floods.
“It is an honour to present these awards and reflect upon the outstanding commitment shown by these members.
“It is impossible to single out any one of 33 the deserving recipients all who have served over 40 years with the NSW RFS, 24 of them having served more than 50 years.
“All of the members being awarded Long Service Medals today are examples of the selfless commitment demonstrated by NSW RFS volunteers right throughout NSW.
“Their hard work and professionalism doesn’t go unnoticed and this is a great opportunity for the broader community to express their gratitude and say thank you.
“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 Mid Lachlan Valley area,” said Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald.
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