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Clonbinane brigade celebrates station opening
On Sunday 2 April, Clonbinane Fire Brigade's new fire station was officially opened by CFA Board Member Lynda Hamilton with a ribbon cutting.
By Tracey Mastropavlos
Captain Ross Hibbert did an outstanding job of chairing the afternoon’s activity that included National Medal presentations, service awards and long service medals.
Attending were CFA Board Member Lynda Hamilton, Operations Manager Rob van Dorsser and BASO Tracey Mastropavlos.
National Medal recipients were Trevor Viénet, Stephen Farnay and Sam Bugeja.
Five-year service awards: John Mahoney and Meagan Hibbert
Ten-year service medals: Jaike Ludewig, Jeremy Linton, Andrew Hibbert and Joel Page
15-year service medals: Greg Mallett, Eileen Bugeja, Tracey Mallett, Alex Samoilenko, Les Geraghty and Luke Viénet
25-year service medals: Sharon Hibbert and Trevor Viénet
30-year service medals: Peter Grass, Mark Kohler, Janice Pearce, Cathy Soulsby and Terry Catipovski
35-year service medal: Mark Jones
45-year service medal: Lyn Searle
Congratulations to all CFA members who received awards.
Following the ribbon cutting and awards ceremony, there was an amazing spread of food for afternoon tea. A huge thank you to those who baked, prepared and served food on the day. (Unfortunately we forgot to take a photo of the food!)
Photo caption: National Medals were awarded to Stephen Farnay, Trevor Viénet and Sam Bugeja