The achievements of dedicated NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) from Ballimore Rural Fire Brigade have been celebrated with the presentation of 10 long service medals and 19 Premier’s Citations for service to the community last bush fire season.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined NSW RFS Chief Superintendent, Tim Butcher and other guests to mark the occasion.
Mr Saunders said the 10 Ballimore Rural Fire Brigade volunteers had together given
a total of 247 years of service to the community.
“The members we recognised with Long Service Medals and clasps range from 13 to 52 years of service, with Greg Court the dedicated volunteer who has put in more than half a century of service to the NSW RFS.
“Altogether 19 members were also justly awarded Premier’s Citations for their service during the last devastating bushfire season.”
Chief Supt Butcher congratulated each of the Ballimore brigade volunteers on their dedication, commitment and service to their communities.
“You only have to look at the last season to see how hard our skilled firefighters and support crews work to keep us safe when fires and emergency situations threaten,” he 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 Orana.
“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.”