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430 Years of Service in Licola

  • Licola Captain Den Curley
  • Jeffrey Gell, 45 year service medal
  • Den Curley receiving his Commendation of Service Award

By: Emily Haala

Category: Honours & Awards

  8.49 AM 5 March, 2014


Location: District 10 News

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The Licola community came together on Saturday 1st March 2014 to pay tribute to members of the town's fire brigade.

The members and their families celebrated a combined total of 430 years of service to the Licola community and the CFA.

Jeffrey Gell, received a 45 year medal and CFA Life Membership, being part of the brigade since 1968.

Brigade Captain Den Curley had two reasons to celebrate, receiving his 5 year Certificate of Service as well as being presented a Commendation of Service Medal and Certificate from Regional Director Mark Potter for his outstanding service during the Aberfeldy Donnelly’s fire in January 2013.  Den was nominated for this award secretly by the brigade.  It is a fantastic achievement for both Den and the brigade recognising the outstanding efforts.

 Service awards presented were:

Adam Wake – 5 year Certificate of Service

Cherry Wake - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Janet Williamson - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Graeme Wilson - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Shelley Winter - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Edward Nicholson - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Vanessa Nicholson - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Bryan Gell - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Julie Elliott - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Den Curley - 5 year Certificate Of Service

Paul Harper – 10 year Medal

Michael Elliott – 10 year Medal

Bernard Coleman – 15 year Medal

Gayle Coleman – 15 year Medal

Trevor Williamson – 15 year Medal

Mary Winter – 15 year Medal

Raymond Winter – 15 year Medal

Ralph Barraclough – 20 year Medal

Mark Coleman – 20 year Medal

Robert Gilder – 20 year Medal

Ashley Harper – 20 year Medal

Anthony Williamson – 20 year Medal

Robert Williamson – 20 year Medal

Horace Allman – 25 year Medal

Anthony Higgins – 30 year Medal

Kevin Higgins – 30 year Medal

Kevin Coleman – 35 year Medal

Jeffrey Gell – 45 Year Medal and CFA Life Membership

Last Updated: 05 March 2014