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Dimboola celebrates a succesful year

  • Front sitting: Ray Pilmore, Robert Sprake, Dale Russell (OM) Standing left to right: Ash Wallace, Simon Hastings, Russell Hunter, Brian Nicholson, Pru Cook, Tim Young CFA Board Member, Phil Guthrie, Wayne Hartwich, Jayden Kuhne and Garry Nuske
  • All living Dimboola Urban Fire Brigade Life members together with Dale Russell (OM) and Tim Young CFA Board Member. Seated from left to right: Frank Neagle, Alan Krahe Standing left to right: Dale Russell (OM), Ray Pilmore, Wayne Hartwich, Robert Sprake,
  • At this point Wayne Hartwich, Robert Sprake and Ray Pilmore still had no idea best kept secret. Dale Russell (OM) reading out service history for all three members
  • Presentation of Wayne Harwich’s Brigade Life Membership by Robert Sprake.
  • Service Awards from left to right Pru Cook 5 years, Ash Wallace 10 years, Garry Nuske 10 years, Russell Hunter 25 Years, Jayden Kuhne 5 years.

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  1.26 PM 9 October, 2017


Location: District 17 News

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It was a full house on Friday 22 September as the Dimboola Fire Brigade celebrated a year of achievements at their annual dinner and awards evening.

After everyone enjoyed catching up over nibbles and drinks and a delicious main course it was time to start the formalities.

Members young and old gathered to toast their brigade and celebrate members receiving awards.

Ranging from 5 to an outstanding 30 years of service, these awards show just how dedicated members of the Dimboola brigade are.

Life memberships were awarded to Wayne Hartwich, Ray Pilmore and Robert Sprake who have all been members of Dimboola Fire Brigade for thirty years. Bronwyn Hastings has also awarded a Brigade Appreciation Certificate for her long standing secretarial service to the brigade.

Another significant moment occurred at the dinner as former Captain of 15 months Simon Hastings handed over the Captaincy to Ashley Wallace.

Simon said that it made sense to hand over the Captaincy after moving to Horsham and therefore being further away from the brigade.

Ashley said the dinner was a great evening and he feels priveledged to accept this challenging new role.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity and one I feel honoured to accept.”

“The dinner had a great turnout and it was a real plasure to have Board Member Tim Young attend.

 “It was pretty impressive to see several members of our small brigade receive life memberships.

“This really demonstrates their dedication to not only CFA but also our community.”

Overall, it was an outstanding night for the brigade and big congratulations to all the award recipients for the hard work and commitment they've put in.

 

Awards presented:

CERTIFICATE & VASE

NAME

RANK

AWARD

Bronwyn Hastings

Brigade Member

Brigade Appreciation Certificate

*Bronwyn is no longer a member at Dimboola FB due to moving to another town. The brigade wants to show their appreciation of her Secretarial duties for approx. 13 years.

 

CFA SERVICE AWARDS

NAME

RANK

AWARD

Pru Cook

Firefighter

5 Years

Dylan Hartwich

6th Lieutenant

5 Years

Jayden Kuhne

7th Lieutenant

5 Years

Robert Pyers

Firefighter

5 Years

Garry Nuske

2nd Lieutenant

10 Years

Ash Wallace

1st Lieutenant

10 Years

Richard Carll

Firefighter

15 Years

Russell Hunter

Firefighter

25 Years

CFA LIFE MEMBERSHIP

NAME

RANK

AWARD

Wayne Hartwich

Firefighter

30 Years

Ray Pilmore

Firefighter

30 Years

Robert Sprake

Firefighter

35 Years

Last Updated: 09 October 2017