CFA volunteers have been recognised at local council Australia Day celebrations for their dedication to their communities.
Young Citizen of the Year Cameron Sibeijn from Yarrambat CFA. Photo by Uniform Photography
Lieutenant Jess Cockerill-Wright from Kyneton Fire Brigade and Captain Cameron Sibeijn from Yarrambat Fire Brigade both received the Young Citizen of the Year Award in their respective council areas.
Jess, a 10-year veteran of the brigade, was the first woman in Kyneton CFA to be elected as Lieutenant in its 134-year history, and was recognised for her contribution as a volunteer and educator.
While at the brigade, she has worked her way through the ranks, completing training in breathing apparatus, monitoring hazardous environments, and aggressive internal structure fire attack, as well as becoming a core responder for the brigade.
Young Citizen of the Year Award recipient Lieutenant Jess Cockerill-Wright from Kyneton CFA
Cameron was recognised for his leadership as Captain of the Yarrambat Fire Bridage and for the community work he does as a CFA volunteer, including training new members and teaching young people about fire safety.
Cameron, 27, started at the brigade as a junior in 2005 and became captain in 2017. Cameron also received a National Emergency Medal for the work did during the 2009 bushfire.
Captain Cameron Sibeijn from Yarrambat Fire Brigade (right). Photo by Lex De Man.
Members of Kiewa Brigade were thrilled to receive Indigo Shire’s Community Organisation of the year Award on Australia Day.
The brigade was recognised for their dedication and skills in protecting their community, and the time they spend educating others about fire safety.
Members of Kiewa CFA with their award
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Author: Shaunnagh O'Loughlin