SERVICE MEDAL: Front (from left) George Wilaira, Marco Van Beelen, David Scott and Donna Corr. Back(L-R) Jeffrey Maegke, Kurt Winkleman, Gordan Tait, Cornelia Van Beelen, Jennifer Tait, Brian Scott, Jan Scott, Murray Vine, Alison Leeson, Peter Vella and John Jamieson.
SERVICE MEDAL: Front (from left) George Wilaira, Marco Van Beelen, David Scott and Donna Corr. Back(L-R) Jeffrey Maegke, Kurt Winkleman, Gordan Tait, Cornelia Van Beelen, Jennifer Tait, Brian Scott, Jan Scott, Murray Vine, Alison Leeson, Peter Vella and John Jamieson. Jodie Dixon

New truck for Childers Volunteer Brigade

LAST Sunday morning the Childers Volunteer Brigade was officially handed the keys to its new fire truck.

The new truck will assist in fighting fires around the region. Childers volunteers assisted in 16 fires since July 1 this year.

Last year the brigade was activated and attended 48 fires and new truck will be a great asset to the community of Childers and the greater area.

Acting area director Phil Williams greeted the volunteers and acknowledged the hard work and dedication of all its members.

"I want to thank the efforts of our secretaries and the Childers Auxiliary for the tireless fundraising to purchase the truck," he said.

In celebration and recognition of the volunteers hard work and diligence, the volunteers had the opportunity to nominate peers for the Diligent and Ethical Service Medal.

This year 33 volunteers were nominated for the award, one condition was the volunteers must have served a minimum of 10-years in the rural fire brigade.

The proud winners received their medals in front of their peers.

Mr Williams personally thanked each volunteer for their service to the volunteer rural fire brigade.

The Diligent and Ethical Service Medal was awarded to six rural units in the region.

Awards

 

BOOYAL

Peter Vella

Vincent Suter

Richard Vella

David Duncan

Richard Kirk

 

BUXTON

Gordon Alley

Kerry McAuley

 

CHILDERS

Kurt Winklemann

Jeffrey Maegke

Alison Leeson

John Jamieson

Jonathon Kruger

 

COONARR

Denese Jeffrey

Russell Van Beelen

Marco Van Beelen

Cornelia Van Beeleen

Jeffrey Spencer

Glendon Walker

Murray Vine

Russell McIntyre

George Wikaira

Robert Jeffrey

Robert Kukil

Donna Corr

 

GIVELDA

John Shorten

Jennifer Tait

Gordon Tait

 

WALLAVILLE

David Scott

Timothy Hay

Adrian Rieck

Brian Scott

Janene Scott

Jennifer Dionysius



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