Te Puke brigade honours firefighters
A relative newcomer was awarded Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade’s firefighter of the year award for 2018.
Jodi Purdie only joined the brigade in September 2017.
The award is presented to the member who contributes selflessly throughout the year and goes above the normal call of duty.
Senior firefighter Steve Hennum won both the Attendance Trophy for the most musters attended and the Harry Diprose Trophy for attending the most callouts during the year. Green Watch won the Watch Trophy.
The awards, together with long service awards, were presented at the brigade’s honour night, an event that recognises the huge contribution our volunteer firefighters make to the community.
Three year certificate: BS Annette Pilcher, QFF Mark Deacon. Five year
medal FF Andrew Bestic, QFF Campbell Wood. Silver bar (9 years): QFF Richard Crawford, Laurence
Cameron, Elizabeth Cooper. Silver bar (11 years): QFF Blair Reeve, QFF Wayne Bain. Silver Bar (13 years) SFF
Steve Hennum. Silver Bar 21 years): SO Ivon Pilcher. Gold Bar (33 years): DCFO Dale Lindsay. Gold Bar (37
years): CFO Glenn Williams. Gold Bar (39 years): Malcolm Flood. Gold Bar (41 years): BS Brian Pinkerton.
Award recipients from Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade honours night 2018.
The new bi-fold doors in Te Puke Memorial Hall.
Jodi Purdie was Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade’s firefighter of the year.