CFA mem­bers hon­oured

Benalla Ensign - - VICTORIAN STATE ELECTION 2018 - By Si­mon Rup­pert

Baddagin­nie CFA held its pre­sen­ta­tion even­ing at the lo­cal fire sta­tion last Wed­nes­day where mem­bers cel­e­brated a com­bined 550 years of ser­vice.

Twenty-eight mem­bers were pre­sented with CFA ser­vice awards by District 23 Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer Dean Sim­mons.

The awards ranged from five years to 55 years of ser­vice to CFA.

CFA mem­ber Ben Cook said the event was a huge suc­cess.

‘‘We had a num­ber of peo­ple along and on top of the pre­sen­ta­tion it was a good so­cial event for the bri­gade as well, par­tic­u­larly lead­ing to what could po­ten­tial be a busy fire season,’’ Mr Cook said.

‘‘The pre­sen­ta­tions went well. We handed out quite a few CFA ser­vice awards, so we had mem­bers who re­ceived a five-year ser­vice award to a mem­ber that re­ceived a 55-year ser­vice medal.

‘‘We gave out a to­tal of 28 awards on the night.’’

Fire season plan­ning work­shop

The Baddagin­nie Fire Bri­gade has 50 mem­bers and has re­sponded to more than 60 call-outs so far this year.

It is host­ing a joint com­mu­nity bush­fire work­shop with War­ren­bayne and Gooma­l­ibee brigades this Fri­day, Novem­ber 2, at 6 pm at 616 Tarnook Rd, Tarnook.

The even­ing will in­clude a free bar­be­cue and dis­cus­sion on what we can ex­pect this season, fire dan­ger rat­ing in­for­ma­tion, warn­ings and ad­vice and how to pre­pare your prop­erty.

Well de­served: 28 ser­vice awards were given out at the re­cent Baddaginne CFA pre­sen­ta­tion even­ing.

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