Bri­gade trio re­ceive awards

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

READ IT ON­LINE FIRST MT HE­LENA Vol­un­tary Bush Fire Bri­gade cel­e­brated decades of pro­tect­ing the com­mu­nity with the pre­sen­ta­tion of three na­tional medals and ser­vice awards to fire­fight­ers.

The 2017 award re­cip­i­ents have pro­vided 173 years of vol­un­tary emer­gency ser­vice be­tween them.

Rod Voul­laire topped the na­tional hon­ours with 34 years’ emer­gency ser­vice in four states, in­clud­ing the past eight years in Mt He­lena.

Bren­don Cox was next in line with 23 years of ser­vice in the Perth Hills and Tracey Bol­land re­ceived her award for 17 years across WA brigades.

Fam­ily and col­leagues at the Au­gust cer­e­mony with newlyap­pointed Mun­dar­ing Shire chief bush fire con­trol of­fi­cer Jamie O’Neill and Swan Hills MLA Jes­sica Shaw saw the vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers pre­sented with their medals.

Re­tired Mun­dar­ing Shire chief ex­ec­u­tive Max Wil­liams paid trib­ute to the vol­un­teers.

To learn about be­com­ing a vol­un­teer fire­fighter, visit www. mun­dar­ing. wa. gov. au/ Re siden­tSer­vices/ FireEmer­gency.

Pic­ture: Car­rina Chan­dler Pho­tog­ra­phy

Bren­don Cox, Tracey Bol­land and Rod Voul­laire dis­play their medals at the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

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