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Firefighters celebrated

 

LONGSTANDING firefighters were celebrated at the Kongwak CFA’s awards night held at Korumburra’s Austral Hotel recently.

Operations officer Michael Cherry presented service awards representing 150 years worth of service to the CFA.

The brigade’s 26 members have provided 582 years of service to CFA and the community, and will strive to continue provide that service for many years.

The brigade always welcomes operational firefighters and non-operational support people who the brigade will train and provide ongoing support.

Come to the fire station at 1500 Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Kongwak every Sunday from 9am to 10am to have a chat about joining the brigade or for any general fire prevention advice.

People can also contact brigade captain Ross Olden on 0429 976 251.

The brigade is holding another ladies safe night out at which brigade members will present fire prevention information for the home, car and work environments, with hands on fire extinguisher and fire blanket demonstrations, followed by a sampling of local wines and cheese.

This will be held at the fire station on October 13 at 7.30pm.

Firefighting honours: from left, award recipients at Kongwak CFA are Peter Xuereb, five year certificate; Ian Brown, five year certificate; Gary Dorling, five year certificate; Karen Ryan-Cowell, five year certificate; Dallas McKenzie, 15 year service medal; Albert Jolly, five year certificate; Brian Brown, 50 year service medal; Michael Cherry, CFA operations officer; and Don Allan, 55 year service medal.  Absent: Melanie Durkin, five year certificate; Owen Billing, 20 year service medal; and Ian Gibson, 20 year service medal.

Firefighting honours: from left, award recipients at Kongwak CFA are Peter Xuereb, five year certificate; Ian Brown, five year certificate; Gary Dorling, five year certificate; Karen Ryan-Cowell, five year certificate; Dallas McKenzie, 15 year service medal; Albert Jolly, five year certificate; Brian Brown, 50 year service medal; Michael Cherry, CFA operations officer; and Don Allan, 55 year service medal.
Absent: Melanie Durkin, five year certificate; Owen Billing, 20 year service medal; and Ian Gibson, 20 year service medal.

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