The Hawkesbury Rural Fire District National Emergency Medal, National Medal and Long Service Medal Awards Presentation took place on 2nd November with many Kurrajong Heights RFS Brigade members honoured.
The presentation was opened by Superintendent Karen Hodgesd AFSM, and was addressed by Les Sheather standing in for the Mayor, Reg Court standing in for Robyn Preston and by our Federal Member Susan Templeman. Deputy Commissioner Field Operations, Peter McKechnie AFSM, represented the Commissioner Rob Rogers.
Diane Williams receives her National 45 Year Medal from Peter McKechnie.
A total of three 45 Year National Medals were awarded to Don Webster and Brian and Dianne Williams.
A 35 Year National Medal was awarded to Andrew Jones.
25 Year National Medals were awarded to Geoffrey Pearce, Justine Graham and Kylee Williams as well as Mark Jol, Gary Jol and Andrew Waterhouse.
15 Year National Medals were awarded to Stuart Clark, Geoffrey Pearce, Justine Graham, and Kylee Williams.
Long Service Medals were awarded to Michael Pearce and Michael Hill for 10 years service, Colin Fullagar for 20 years service, Rod Tuynman for 30 years service and Phil Hurst and Andrew Jones for 40 years service.
The complete order of service is here:
The previous major medal ceremonies were in 2022 and here is a selection of photos fronm that time: