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IAN Pike takes great pride in his pro­fes­sion.

The for­mer dairy farmer has rep­re­sented the Caloun­dra district in Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade As­so­ci­a­tion Queens­land for more than 37 years and has no plans of slow­ing down.

He has now been elected pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion and has big plans on help­ing move it for­ward.

Mr Pike said he had en­joyed be­ing on the com­mit­tee for the past decade and be­ing able to


It’s been

– I’ve been able to put some views across to help brigades in the district. — Ian Pike

voice his opin­ions.

“It’s been good – I’ve been able to put some views across to help brigades in the district,” he said.

Mr Pike’s for­mer life as a keen farmer al­lowed him to find his call­ing as a ru­ral fire­fighter.

“We were look­ing af­ter our com­mu­nity at that stage,” he said

“It was at the stage where we were us­ing our own equip­ment to make sure our own farms were safe.”

These mo­ments changed his life for­ever and he’s never looked back.

“One of my most mem­o­rable mo­ments was to re­ceive the Aus­tralian Fire Ser­vice Medal,” Mr Pike said.

But above all he’s just happy to be at the fore­front of guid­ing the teams as­sist­ing the com­mu­nity when it’s needed the most.

“I hope to bet­ter the or­gan­i­sa­tion for our ru­ral fire­fight­ers,” he said.


HON­OURED TO SERVE: Ian Pike is the new pres­i­dent of the Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade As­so­ci­a­tion Queens­land.

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