Around a hundred firefighters, families and officials attended the annual Darfield Fire Brigade Awards, held at the Darfield Recreation Centre on Saturday, October 7th.
Following the Brigade Awards the evening was a special recognition for Firefighter and long serving Brigade member Terry Hutchinson. Terry was awarded his twenty five year Gold Star for service and commitment to fire and emergency services.
“Terry is a popular member of our Brigade. It was a huge pleasure to see him recognised for the great effort he has contributed to the Darfield Volunteer Fire Brigade and also the Darfield Community,” commented Darfield Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Office Alan Kittelty.
2019 Award Presentations
UFBA Service Awards:
- FF Chris Mehrtens 3 Year Certificate, 3 Years
- FF James Moffat 3 Year Certificate, 3 Years
- SFF Philip Hunt 2 Year Silver Bar, 7 Years
- FF Hayley Rossiter 2 Year Silver Bar, 7 Years
- SFF Daryl McCaughan 2 Year Silver Bar, 9 Years
- QFF Lauren Beattie 2 Year Silver Bar, 11 Years
- QFF Andrew Hanrahan 2 Year Silver Bar, 11 Years
- SFF Bryan Thomas 2 Year Silver Bar, 15 Years
- QFF Katherine Waller 2 Year Silver Bar, 15 Years
- SFF Guy Anderson 2 Year Silver Bar, 21 Years
- OSFF Duncan Frew 2 Year Silver Bar, 23 Years
- SO Michael Richards 2 Year Gold Bar, 27 Years
- OSFF Peter Beattie 2 Year Gold Bar, 35 Years
Long Service Awards:
- SFF Guy Anderson 1st Clasp, 21 Years
- OSFF Peter Beattie 3rd Clasp, 35 Years.
The United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) acknowledges the commitment of brigade members to fire and emergency services by awarding service honours at these mile stones:
- 3 Year Certificate
- 5 Year Medal
- 7, 9, +2 years up to 23 Years, Silver Bar
- 25 Year Gold Star
- 27, 29, +2 years up to 49 Years, Gold Bar
- 40 Year Certificate
- 50 Year Medal
- 52, 54, +2 years, Gold Bar.