Heartfelt congratulations to Ron Newby of Harvey VFRS on recently being recognised by the FES Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM with the presentation of his 60 year Service Award.
Ron joined Harvey as a 17 year old probationary member in May 1956 and was made an active member in August of that year. During his time with the Brigade, he has served as Apparatus Officer, Foreman (now Lieutenant) and Secretary; and was awarded Life Membership of the Brigade in December 1984.
In addition, he coached the Harvey competition team for a number of years and was State Champion Firefighter in 1964, 1965 and 1967.
One of life’s absolute gentlemen, he is still actively involved in the Brigade and is a living treasure in the Harvey community.