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Churchill annual presentation night

  • National Medal and Bar Recipients
  • Service and Brigade Award Recipients

By: Steven Barling

Category: Honours & Awards

  12.17 AM 12 November, 2013

Location: District 10 News

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Churchill Fire Brigade held their annual presentation night on Saturday 26 October at the Churchill Hotel, playing host to guest of honour Chief Officer Euan Ferguson AFSM and his wife Kristen, and Acting Operations Officer John Radford.

Also celebrating with the Churchill brigade were officers and members from surrounding brigades and the Morwell Group, and a number of now retired ex-members and other friends of the brigade.

After a delicious meal, Captain Steve Barling rose to welcome the guests and members.

Steve gave a review of the brigade’s achievements over the past year, and concluded by saying how deeply proud he was of everything done this past year by the brigade.

Chief Officer Euan then spoke saying it was pleasure to be back in the area where he had previously served; it was like being amongst old friends again. He thanked all brigade members present for their ongoing work and commitment to the community, and for their dedication to the CFA.

The Chief Officer, assisted by Acting Operations Officer John Radford, then presented seven members with National medals or bars, along with CFA Service Awards.

National Medal

4th Lieutenant Blake Coss, Communications Officer Chris Gallagher, Firefighter Scott Randall

National Medal and First Bar

Firefighter Anthony Gallagher

National Medal First Bar

Captain Steven Barling, Firefighter Rob Langston, Firefighter Allan Larkin

CFA 5 year service Certificate

Firefighter Andrew Thompson

CFA 10 Year Service Medal

 Firefighter Darren Devlin

CFA 15 Year Service Clasp

Firefighter David Sutherland (absent)

Presentation of brigade awards followed:

Firefighter of the Year - Mark Andruschak

Most Consistent - Chris Gallagher

Encouragement Awards - Rick Andruschak and Aaron Marriott

Captain’s Trophy - Ashleigh Caldwell

The evening concluded with members and guests enjoying friendly fellowship and entertainment from a local two piece band.

Last Updated: 12 November 2013