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Local firies recognised for dedicated service

Published: 15th September 2008

NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) Assistant Commissioner Mark Brown, Director of Regional Operations, will tonight present Long Service and Good Conduct Medals and the National Medal to 10 firefighters from Dubbo Fire Station.

Two of the firefighters will be awarded the First Clasp to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, while two others will receive the Second Clasp, recognising 20 and 30 years of dedicated service to the NSWFB respectively.

Assistant Commissioner Brown said that the medal is awarded to firefighters who have served with the NSWFB for 10 years and that clasps were awarded for each additional 10 years of service.

"The NSWFB Long Service and Good Conduct Medal recognises diligent long service and good conduct by members of the NSWFB.

"Collectively, the firefighters we recognise in Dubbo this evening have more than 180 years of experience between them, so the residents of Dubbo and the surrounding communities can be confident that they are in safe hands."

Deputy Captain Peter Ryan will be presented with the Second Clasp to the National Medal, recognising 35 years of service to the NSWFB and the community.

Assistant Commissioner Brown also presented the National Medal and the NSWFB Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to retired Firefighter Rodney McGowan, recognising his 17-year career with the NSWFB.

The ceremony will be held at Dubbo Fire Station and will be attended by Chief Superintendent Neil Harris, Area Commander Regional West, Superintendent David Felton Zone Commander Central West, Inspector Greg Lewis, Duty Commander Central West and family and friends of the firefighters.


AWARD RECIPIENTS

Name - Award

  • Retained Firefighter Scott Drady - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Retained Firefighter Kerry Adams - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Captain Stephen Carlin - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Senior Firefighter Brett Dixon - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Station Officer Jeremy Fewtrell - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Station Officer Stephen Knight - First Clasp - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Senior Firefighter Chris Cusack - First Clasp - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Retained Firefighter Mel Pocknall - Second Clasp - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Retained Firefighter Paul Schroder - Second Clasp - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
  • Deputy Captain Peter Ryan - Second Clasp - National Medal
  • Retired Firefighter Rodney McGowan - National Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal