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Traralgon brigade celebrates
On the weekend of 8-10 November 2013, Traralgon brigade celebrated 125 years of service to the Traralgon and District communities.
A continuous theme throughout our 125 Years of Service celebrations over the weekend was Pride.
It was a massive weekend for our entire brigade, guests and dignitaries that consisted of; State Member for Morwell Russell North, Board Member Michael Freshwater, Chief Officer Euan Ferguson AFSM, and Latrobe City Mayor Cr Sandy Cam
The weekend started with the Annual Dinner on the Friday night which was attended by over 200 Guests including many former Volunteers and Staff members who had travelled from various parts of Victoria and interstate to attend. The night included the presentation of awards for Service to the CFA, and the new National Emergency Services Medal, Fireman of the Year Award and the Junior Fireman of the Year Award.
The official handover of the Bronto Ladder Platform took place on the Saturday morning by the Chief Officer Mr. Euan Ferguson AFSM. and Member for Morwell Russell Northe.
On the Saturday afternoon, the brigade hosted the Combined Gippsland Fire Brigades' Association Intertown Competition at the Traralgon Running Track.
On Saturday night, a Torchlight Procession through the Traralgon CBD was held with members from neighbouring Brigades in attendance, following the receiving of “The Freedom of the City” from Latrobe City.
The weekend concluded with a Fire Station Open Day for the public between 11am and 3pm on the Sunday, where about 450 people came through our doors to visit the station.
To say we have some very weary members would an understatement. To pull off such a successful celebration weekend like we have is a testament to all of our members that went about their jobs without fuss and to contribute their absolute best.
Thank you to the organizing committee and every person involved in making the weekend such a historic occasion for the Traralgon Fire Brigade and Traralgon community.
The OIC’s face may have been beaming with a little sunburn but it was also beaming with extreme pride in the knowledge and privilege of working with such a remarkable team of people.
We should all be extremely proud of ourselves, as I'm sure our community is extremely proud of the brigade in the protection of live and property.