Busselton VFRS held their Annual Dinner and Awards night on Saturday 4th August, marking the 108th year of the Busselton Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service and the 5000th call out for the Brigade.
The evening is an opportunity to reflect on the events of the last 12 months and to thank Members for their time and efforts and the commitment they have made as a Volunteer with the Brigade. This includes not only turning out to incidents, but the time spent training every week and on weekend courses, attending community events and just doing what needs to be done to keep the Brigade running and operational.
The night is also an opportunity to acknowledge and thank partners because without their support and understanding our members would not be able to do what they do.
This year, they recognised a number of their Members for their Volunteering Service –
5 Years’ Service – Kate Willott and Graham Ace
10 Years’ Service – Michael Wishart
30 Years’ Service – Brian Davey
4th Clasp (National Medal) – Ean Osborn recognising 57 years of Volunteering and Service
In addition, Norm Flynn and Jock Holgate were both honoured with the 60 Year Service Medal – please see separate stories.
Each year, the Brigade also presents a number of Brigade Awards:
Encouragement Award – Steve Reynolds
Rookie of the Year – Hayden McDonald
Firefighter of the Year – Gary Van Tienen
Our congratulations and appreciation go to all our Award and Medal recipients.
Busselton VFRS would like to thank Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey, Acting Superintendent Danny Mosconi, Acting District Officer Capes Region Peter Thomas, Area Officer Andy Thompson and their Partners for attending the evening and assisting with the Medal presentations.