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Acknowledging community service

At the Bourke Rural Fire Service awards presentation: Inspector Craig Warwick, Michael Amos, Di Johnson, Matt Cannings, Jonathan Amos, Michelle Johnston, Ash Keenan and Superintendent Vaughn Elsworth. PHOTO TWH

The Bourke headquarters of the Rural Fire Service acknowledged over one hundred years of combined service at its medal and awards presentation last Saturday evening.

Jonathan Amos, Michelle Johnston, Dianne Johnson and Ashley Keenan all received their Long Service Medal for ten years of service.

Matthew Amos and Matthew Cannings received their First Clasp designating a further ten years of service.

Ashley Keenan and Matthew Cannings also received the National Service Medal which is awarded for meritorious service above and beyond after fifteen years’ service.

Michael Amos received his National Service Medal and First Clasp awarded for twenty-five years’ service.

Rural Fire Service District Manager, Superintendent Vaughn Elsworth, said the Long Service Medal is an internal award given for service to the brigade and the community in which they serve.

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