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D17 presentation to the Chief

  • Chief Officer Euan Ferguson being presented with a farewell gift from District 17 Volunteers and Staff by Operations Manager Dale Russell, accompanied by the District 17 Group Officer Team.

Last night (23 September) District 17 made a presentation to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson to thank him for his friendship with the district and wish him farewell. The attached photo shows Operations Manager Dale Russell presenting Euan Ferguson with a framed image of Mt Arapiles, a striking feature of the Wimmera, taken by CFA volunteer and Horsham RCC Mayor Mark Radford.  

They are accompanied by Group Officers, Left to right:

Ian Taylor, Dunmunkle Group; Peter Solly, Rainbow Group; Greg Hobbs, Jilpanger Group; John Davies, Horsham Group; Darren Walter, Goroke Group; Trevor Schwartz, Lowan Group; Peter Irving, Edenhope Group; Rob Madden, Kaniva Group; Gary Smith, Apsley Group; Russell Hunter, (representing Chris Rosewall) Ebenezer Group; Rob Kelm, Grampians Group; and Colin Newell, Warracknabeal Group.  Absent – Stuart Webb, Natimuk Group. 

The Operations Forum was a gathering of key CFA personnel from throughout District 17 to get updated information to prepare for the next summer fire season. It included a presentation on extreme fire behaviour from Tim Wells, Fire Behaviour Analyst, a pre-season update on aircraft working on the fireground from DELWP’s Lauren Todman, and addresses from Operations Manager Dale Russell, West Region Assistant Chief Officer Peter O’Keefe, Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley, and Chief Officer Euan Ferguson. 

Last Updated: 06 October 2015