RFS members receive 66 well deserved medals

ABOVE: RFS members in Casino. Photo: Contributed

More than 70 volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service Northern Rivers District were recognised for their dedication and achievements at a special ceremony in Casino.

RFS deputy commissioner Peter McKechnie presented five National and 66 Long Service Medals.

Woodenbong RFS member Ken McLennan was awarded the Long Service Medal 5th Clasp for 60 years’ service to the RFS.

“Ken began his service with the RFS back in 1960 where he was sworn in as the first captain of the Woodenbong Brigade, a position he held for more than 20 years,” Mr McKechnie said.

“Ken has been the Woodenbong Brigade’s president since 2001 and is a well-experienced member who continues to share that knowledge and experience with others.”

Mr McKechnie thanked family, friends, employers and colleagues of all RFS volunteers.

“We know it takes their ongoing support and patience to assist and enable our volunteers to do what they do to save lives and property,” he said.

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