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