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Special Recognition Award


Category: Honours & Awards

  8.32 PM 21 July, 2014

Location: District 2 News

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Members of the Darraweit Guim brigade where honoured to receive the Special Recognition Award at a ceremony held at the weekend. The award was presented by CFA Board Chair Claire Higgins for outstanding work during recent fires in the Darraweit area.

Darraweit Guim members received the award following the Mickleham-Kilmore fire earlier this year. Fire devastated 95 per cent of the Darraweit Guim brigade area and members were thanked for their hard work, not only fighting fires but also assisting in the clean-up and recovery of the community even though they where suffering from physical and emotional exhaustion. Some members had also suffered losses and damage to their own properties.

The Special Recognition was presented on behalf of the CFA Board and the Chief Officer as a token of recognition and sincere appreciation of the members' action and dedicated service.

Brigade Captain Rodney Bird thanked the Board, the community of Darraweit Guim and also Romsey brigade for submitting the award application.

Last Updated: 29 July 2014