Members of the Bourke Rural Fire Service – Michael Amos, Jonathan Amos, Matthew Whitbread, John Laycock and Isaac Amos receiving their award from Peter Wilkins and Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman Photo TWH
The dedication and tireless commitment of Bourke’s firefighters over the worst fire season on record was rightfully recognised with a special award at the Australia Day ceremony on Sunday.
The entire Barwon-Darling District of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service was honoured, as Mayor Barry Hollman acknowledged the multiple deployments by many of the volunteers who have had to leave jobs and family to contribute to the recent firefighting efforts.
“Their commitment in the fighting of fires is well known and the contribution of the volunteers who are at the forefront of the firefighting efforts has never been more apparent than over the past few months, when thousands of volunteers have travelled throughout the state to assist in various firefighting efforts,” Mayor Hollman said.
Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.