RFS members from The Hills District recognised for their service


More than 20 members of the RFS The Hills District have been recognised for their dedication and achievements at a special ceremony held at Dural Country Club yesterday afternoon.

Commissioner of the RFS Rob Rogers joined The Hills District Manager Superintendent Glen McCartney to present three National Emergency Medals, one Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal, 13 National Medals and five Long Service Medals to the members at the ceremony.

The National Emergency Medal is awarded to persons who rendered sustained or significant service during nationally significant emergencies in Australia, including the 2019-2020 bush fires.

Commissioner Rogers said the District had been instrumental in battling blazes across the state during this fire season.

“Members of The Hills District have always answered the call, not only assisting with incidents locally but also to communities in need across the state,” he said.

“The volunteers who are being awarded their Long Service and National Medals have dedicated a total of 556 years amongst them.

Commissioner Rogers said the members we are celebrating today are integral members of their communities.

“I commend each recipient for their selfless dedication, with a special mention of Donald Langdon, who is receiving the National Medal for his impressive 59 years of service.

“The hard work and professionalism of all RFS members does not go unnoticed and while you don’t do the work for praise, your contribution and commitment to the community is outstanding and today we thank you for that.

“We also thank the family, friends, employers and colleagues of all NSW 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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