Yowah Opal Fields members receive QFES Diligent and Ethical services medal

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

Earlier this week,  a number of  Yowah Opal Fields members received the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service  Diligent and Ethical services medal, which was presented recently at Yowah Opal Fields and attended by Rural Fire Service staff members  Area Director Phill Young, A/ATSO John Scuderi  and Administration officer Julie walker.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured from left to right: Trafford Hughes, Irene Baxter, Errol Baxter and Area director Phill Young. Next photo: AD Young and brigade member Val Huges.

Not present for photos were Peter Aarsse, Scotty shorten and Barb shorten, who were also humbled recipients of the Diligent and Ethical services medal.

Although the members are not alone in receiving this recognition for their dedication to the service and community, it is worth noting that their long term dedication and support within the community in both the RFSQ and SES has been paramount in the command, control and suppression of some of the area’s largest fires / incidents over many years.

Between the recipients, a combined  total of over 110 years of dedication to their community and the rural fire service has been recognised.

The community can be assured that when called upon to attend an incident, the volunteer crews attending are highly motivated and trained in their roles within the service.

We at the Roma Area Office - Rural Fire service Queensland, are proud of our volunteers and support them in every way we can.

Without these dedicated individuals who Volunteer their own time and many hours away from family and work  -  the community would be at a loss.

Phill Young
A /Inspector
Area Director
RFSQ

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