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Milestone celebrated at Emerald

  • Neighbouring Brigade Members from Clematis.
  • One of the dinner tables at Elevations
  • National Medals winners: (From L to R) Trevor Ireland, Matt Warby, Clayton Bryant, Matt Cree, Brigade Captain Paul Yandle (National Medal 25 year clasp)
  • Brigade Life Member Medals presented to (From L to R) Ian Woodhouse, Graeme Legge, Anthony Fairbridge

By: Nick Waldron

Category: Honours & Awards

  4.43 PM 23 May, 2013

Location: District 13 News

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'Elevations' restaurant in Emerald was filled to capacity hosting a presentation dinner for the Brigade to present National Medals and Brigade Life Members Medals.

Brigade member from Emerald, surrounding Brigade members including Clematis and Cockatoo, other Emergency Services represented including Police and SES, families and friends witnessed the presentation of National Medals to the following Brigade members:

Lieutenant Clayton Bryant
Lieutenant Mat Warby
Firefighter Trevor Ireland
Leading Firefighter Matt Cree (career firefighter at Hallam)
Brigade Captain Paul Yandle was presented with the 25 year National Medal Clasp.

National Medals were presented by CFA Board member Paul Denham and assisted by Regional Director Eastern Metropolitan Region David Baker and Operations Officer Colin Brown.

Brigade Life Members Medals were presented by proud Captain Paul Yandle to the following long serving Brigade members:

Graeme Legge
Ian Woodhouse
Anthony Fairbridge
Bill Richman (Bill was unable to attend and will be presented with his medal at a later date).


Guest speakers on the night included CFA Board member Paul Denham, Regional Dirtector Eastern Metropolitan Region David Baker, local State Member Brad Battin, VFBV District 13 President Bill Watson and Brigade Captain Paul Yandle.

Thanks to all who attended on the night and special thanks to the managers and staff at 'Elevation' for the wonderful food and service.

Last Updated: 31 May 2013