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Volunteer fireys win service honours

Busselton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service marked its 108th year and 5000th brigade call-out with an annual dinner and awards night at the weekend.

Several members were recognised for their service, with awards presented by Department of Fire and Emergency Services Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey, Acting Superintendent Danny Mosconi, Capes Region acting district officer Peter Thomas and area officer Andy Thompson.

Brian Davey was presented with a 30-year service medal, while Norm Flynn and Jock Holgate were honoured with 60-year service medals.

Kate Willott and Graham Ace received five-year service awards, while Michael Wishart was recognised for 10 years service.

Ean Osborn was awarded the 4th clasp to the national medal, after 57 years service. Steve Reynolds won the encouragement award and Hayden McDonald was rookie of the year. Gary Van Tienen was firefighter of the year.

PICTURES:

Jock Holgate receives a 60-year service medal from Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.Jock Holgate receives a 60-year service medal from Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.
Camera IconJock Holgate receives a 60-year service medal from Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.
Brian Davey receives a 30-year service medal from DFES Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.Brian Davey receives a 30-year service medal from DFES Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.
Camera IconBrian Davey receives a 30-year service medal from DFES Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey.Picture: Neil McKay Photography
Gary Van Tiemen was named Firefighter of the Year.Gary Van Tiemen was named Firefighter of the Year.
Camera IconGary Van Tiemen was named Firefighter of the Year.Picture: Neil McKay Photography.
Ean Osborn receives 4th Clasp to the National Medal, recognising 57 years of volunteering with Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey and AO Andy Thompson.Ean Osborn receives 4th Clasp to the National Medal, recognising 57 years of volunteering with Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey and AO Andy Thompson.
Camera IconEan Osborn receives 4th Clasp to the National Medal, recognising 57 years of volunteering with Acting Commissioner Lloyd Bailey and AO Andy Thompson.Picture: Neil McKay Photography.

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