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Drouin FB Medal Presentation

  • Lt Mark FOX, OM Mark JONES, FF Ken CRAIG, Lt Mark CRAIG, Capt John ATKINS, Sect John COLLINS, FF Mick FOX, FF Rod ATKINSON, DCO Steve WARRINGTON.
  • OM Mark JONES, Capt John ATKINS, DCO Steve WARRINGTON

By: Steve Forrest

Category: Honours & Awards, People

  5.17 PM 9 May, 2013


Location: District 9 News

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Eight members of Drouin brigade received National Medals at a presentation dinner on Saturday 4 May. 

The occasion also saw the official presentation of the brigade's replacement Type 3 Medium Pumper. 

Deputy Chief Officer Steve Warrington and Operations Manager Mark Jones joined the brigade and presented the medals and the new appliance. Deputy Chief Officer Warrington spoke to the brigade about the importance of strong and stable leadership of the brigade both within the management team and within the ranks, he then spoke of the ability of the brigade to function well together through their shared passion of serving the community and having a good time with each other.   

The recipients of the National Medals, which recognise 15 years of diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations that risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster, were:

Captain John ATKINS, who received a second and third clasp on his existing medal (each clasp representing a further 10 years of diligent service);

Secretary John COLLINS, also receiving a second and third clasp on his existing Medal;

Fire-fighter Mick FOX, also receiving a second and third clasp on his existing Medal;

Lieutenant Mark FOX;

Lieutenant Mark CRAIG 

Fire-fighter Rodney ATKINSON, who received his first clasp with his Medal;

Fire-fighter John AUSTIN, who received his first and second clasps with his National Medal

Fire-fighter Ken CRAIG, who received his first and second clasp with his National Medal

All these members have been and are currently leaders within the brigade in various fields and disciplines assisting in the smooth running of the brigade maintaining a safer community. Further information about the award can be found at the federal governments’ awards website

http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/awards/medals/national_medal.cfm

Deputy Chief Officer WARRINGTON then handed over the keys to the replacement Pumper to Captain ATKINS who gratefully received them thanking the Deputy Chief for the CFA’s commitment to improving resources at brigades. The Type 3 Isuzu Pumper replaced an aging Type 3 Hino giving the brigade a far better resource to serve the community. The new truck is more comfortable to travel in and easier to operate while providing greater options and flexibility in its usage on the fire ground.

Last Updated: 10 May 2013