CFA members from across the Benalla district received National Emergency Medals for their service during Black Saturday bushfires.May 22, 2014 3:53am
CFA members from Benalla, Tatong, Thoona, Lurg and Goorambat received National Emergency Medals on Sunday for their service during Black Saturday bushfires.
Dedicated CFA members from District 23 in the Hume region were recognised for their extraordinary service during the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires with National Emergency Medals on Sunday.
Representing Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Minister Kim Wells at Benalla, State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes awarded 111 CFA members from Region 23 with the prestigious national honour.
CFA members from Benalla, Goorambat, Lurg, Tatong and Thoona were among those who received medals.
‘‘CFA members provided sustained service and support to protect local communities during a period of great destruction and loss over the 2008-09 summer,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘They worked hard and fought bravely to protect lives and property during a long and extremely difficult fire campaign.
‘‘Teams from this region were on hand to deal with the very worst of the Black Saturday fires and were involved for long periods to protect local communities.’’
The National Emergency Medal was established to recognise sustained service to others during a declared nationally significant emergency. National Emergency Medals have been awarded to volunteers involved in only two other nationally significant emergencies: Cyclone Yasi and the Queensland floods of December 2010 and January 2011.
Ceremonies are being held across Victoria to award more than 4470 National Emergency Medals, which carry a clasp engraved with ‘Vic Fires 09’.
‘‘Victoria has among the world’s best emergency services, and CFA staff and volunteers perform an incredible job responding to serious challenges and emergencies,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘They are prepared to drop everything at a moment’s notice and put their lives on the line in the service of the community.
‘‘Their actions during the 2009 campaign are a great example of the commitment and dedication shown by our emergency services personnel every day.’’
Raising awareness about family violence's impact on children message of network's new poster
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.