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Australia Day Honours for Chief Superintendent Murgatroyd

Published: 27th January 2012

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins today congratulated Bonville resident, Chief Superintendent Peter Murgatroyd, on being named in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

Chief Superintendent Murgatroyd was one of three FRNSW officers awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal, one of the highest honours an Australian firefighter can receive.

Commissioner Mullins said that Chief Superintendent Murgatroyd had been an asset to FRNSW since joining 33 years ago.

“Chief Superintendent Murgatroyd is an experienced and committed officer who has given FRNSW and the community over three decades of outstanding service.

“He was chosen by his peers to represent fellow senior officers for many years in the senior officers sub branch of the Fire Brigades Employees Union.

“He provided leadership to firefighters during the 2005 Macquarie Fields riots and was deployed to the Victorian coordination centre to provide senior executive support during the Victorian bushfire emergency in 2009.

“He is recognised by his peers and leaders in other emergency services for his professionalism and commitment. He has provided outstanding service for many years to the community in south western Sydney and is devoted to delivering service improvements throughout the northern regions of NSW. I am delighted that he is being honoured in this way.”