Doreen Fire Brigade has celebrated 80 years of service to the community, which was marked with an awards presentation and function at Doreen Fire Station on Sunday 31 July, 2022.
The awards were presented for service ranging from five years to 35 years with a combined total of more than 450 years.
Six Doreen brigade volunteers were awarded the National Medal for their diligent long service to the community in hazardous circumstances.
There were 15 members who received a five-year certificate, 13 members received ten-year medals and four received 15-year medals.
Eight members were also awarded 20-year medals, one member a 25-year medal and one member received a 35-year service medal.
The National Medals and certificates were presented by CFA Chief Executive Officer Natalie MacDonald, along with District 14 Assistant Chief Fire Officer Tim Holland.
Doreen Captain Robert Bury thanked the past and present members at the brigade for making the station what it is today.
“I’m extremely proud that Doreen brigade is continuing to serve the local community, which they have done for the last 80 years,” Captain Bury said.
“I would also like to thank CFA’s CEO Natalie Macdonald for taking time to attend and present these awards. It meant a lot to the brigade.”
There were many guests who travelled far and wide to attend the function along with Deputy Chief Officer Gavin Thompson, District 14 Commander Peter Spicer, many captains, officers and members of neighbouring CFA brigades.
- CFA CEO Natalie MacDonald with Jan Franklin from Doreen FB
- CFA CEO Natalie MacDonald with Craig Eastaway from Doreen FB
- Former Doreen Captain Chris Maries and current Captain Robert Bury