New truck for Childers firies
Rural firies awarded for their efforts in the community
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.
READY FOR ACTION: The keys were handed over officially to the Childers Volunteer Fire Brigade.
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.