Massey recog­nised for decades to RFS

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE be­ing awarded a medal and clasps for en­dur­ing ser­vice to the Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice last Thurs­day, James Massey was more con­cerned that his mate Roni Bau re­ceive the day’s plau­dits.

Roni was re­warded for his 40-plus years of ser­vice, with James also sin­gled out for his 24 years of ser­vice to the Su­gar­loaf Bri­gade.

“To me Roni, be­ing ac­knowl­edged for over 40 years of ded­i­ca­tion, tak­ing into ac­count he is not just the Group Of­fi­cer, he is also the First Of­fi­cer of Ap­plethorpe, Fire War­den of Ap­plethorpe and north Gran­ite Belt – he is a per­son who has given an enor­mous amount of his life to the RFS,” Mr Massey said.

On top of Mr Massey’s 24 years for Su­gar­loaf, he did 20 years for Lis­ton be­fore that. “I think Roni and I com­ple­ment each other,” he said. Mr Massey was pre­sented his medal by Act­ing Area Di­rec­tor for Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice Dar­ling Downs John Welke.

LONG SER­VICE: John Welke con­grat­u­lates James Massey.

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