Vol­un­teer fireys hon­oured for ser­vice

Narrogin Observer - - NEWS - Michael Traill

Two mem­bers of Nar­ro­gin’s Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice were recog­nised for their con­tin­u­ous ser­vice to DFES on Satur­day, July 21.

At the sta­tion’s an­nual din­ner, Scott Reeves was recog­nised for five years of ser­vice while life mem­ber, Don Thorpe, was hon­oured for his 50 years of ser­vice.

“I joined in 1968 . . . for the mate­ship and com­pan­ion­ship, en­joyed ev­ery minute of it,” Mr Thorpe said. “My time in the ser­vice has been great, it’s a very im­por­tant ser­vice to the town.”

Mr Thorpe said he has par­tic­u­larly en­joyed equip­ment demon­stra­tions and the so­cial as­pect the VFRS has to of­fer.

“The brigade is very strong at the mo­ment, but we need more mem­bers, younger mem­bers so they can be trained for fires and road res­cue,” he said.

“It’s a great thing to join, I’ve had 50 good years, the younger you start the bet­ter it is.

“Train­ing is very im­por­tant, it’s a vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion for the com­mu­nity.

“There’s some won­der­ful peo­ple, the young ones that don’t know are happy to lis­ten to me.”

Pic­ture: Scott Reeves

Life mem­bers Alan Robb, David Hayes, Greg Froome, Hast­ings Adam, Greg Bur­ton and Don Thorpe (front).

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