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Truganina Fire Brigade celebrates 2016

By: Blair Dellemijn

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Honours & Awards

  1.10 PM 28 December, 2016


Location: District 14 News

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On Monday 19 December, Truganina Fire Brigade celebrated 2016 with a dinner and awards evening.

Over 90 people attended including members, family and guests.

Truganina Brigade Captain Colleen Goodfellow opened the evening and thanked members for their hard work and families for their support throughout the year.

For dinner, food trucks provided members with a choice of tasty tucker from Mr Burger, The Paella Pan and ice cream by Mr Wonder Whip.

The presentation of awards kicked off after dinner with the following members receiving recognition:

National Medal

  • Lieutenant Graham Abbott for service to RAAF and CFA

Service awards

  • 25 years - Captain Colleen Goodfellow
  • 15 years - Sally Taylor and Ross Preston
  • 10 years - Carmen Green and Tim Isermann
  • 5 years - Michele Abbott, Monique A, Steve Organ, Beverley Emmett and Brian Emmett

Junior Brigade awards

  • Junior of the Year - Maddie Hitchcock
  • Captain's Award - Mitchell Price
  • Most Improved - Robert Cazacenco

Brigade awards

  • Colin Squires AFSM  received the commitment award for the most turn outs in the year
  • Lieutenant Graham Abbott was recognised for his dedication to community education, the brigade's open day, station technology and a heavy turn out workload
  • The Heavy Breather award went to Nicole H. for the most BA wears
  • The Eager Beaver award went to Luke Dean from the brigade's recruit course
  • The Night Owl award went to Alfred Chung (there's a whole back story here!)

The night finished off with a visit from Santa.

Special guest and thanks to:

  • CFA Board member Tim Young
  • D14 Operation Officer Lachlan Redman
  • Santa Clause

A special thanks to the organising committee and everyone who helped put together a hugely successful and fun night.

Story by Lieutenant Rodney Walkden - Truganina Fire Brigade

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn - Uniform Photography

Last Updated: 23 March 2017