RFS members from across the MIA celebrated for long service


The RFS MIA District today celebrated the achievements of 39 dedicated volunteers with the presentation of their long service medals.

Chief Superintendent Kelwyn White joined the members and their family and friends at a special event at the Narrandera Ex-Servicemen’s Club to present the medals.

Chief Superintendent White said the 39 recipients had together given a total of 1,142 years of service to the community.

“The members being recognised today with Long Service Medals and clasps range from 10 to 70 years of service.

“I would like to highlight the impressive firefighting career of Kevin Daly for his impressive 70 years of service to the RFS and receipt of the long service medal 6th clasp.

“Kevin joined the RFS in 1953 as a member of Midgeon Brigade before transferring to Paynters Siding Brigade in 2010 and continued by supporting his Brigade and protecting his community until his recent retirement.

Chief Superintendent White said that today five members were also awarded for 50 years’ service and two members for 60 years’ service.

“Our communities are better for the decades of service of these incredibly selfless people and today is our opportunity to say thank you.

“You only have to look at the 2019/20 season to see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe and with another potentially busy season on our doorstep, they will again be called upon to protect their communities.

Chief Superintendent White also acknowledged those who support the volunteers receiving awards.

“We 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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