New truck for Childers firies

Ru­ral firies awarded for their ef­forts in the com­mu­nity

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

READY FOR AC­TION: The keys were handed over of­fi­cially to the Childers Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

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.

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