Awards for firefighters

Fire Service assistant area manager Phil Marsh (from left) with  Ray Wilson and Peter Andrews at...
Fire Service assistant area manager Phil Marsh (from left) with Ray Wilson and Peter Andrews at the recent Mosgiel Volunteer Fire Brigade awards. Photo by Ben Parker.

Mosgiel Volunteer Fire Brigade life member Ray Wilson was recently recognised with a 25-year gold star for service to the brigade.

The event, held at the Taieri Bowling Club earlier this month, was organised to celebrate Mr Wilson's achievement and recognise a host of other milestones.

Among them were the retirements of life member Peter Andrews and 52-year volunteer John Bethune.

Senior station officer Paul Falconer said the event gave the crowd of about 170 a chance to thank Mr Wilson for his contribution to the service and community.

List of awards: Adam Eketone 3 yrs; Don Mitchell 7 yrs; Ben Parker 7 yrs; Rebbeca Thomson 7 yrs; Martin McCorkindale 9 yrs; Andy McDougall 9 yrs; Aaron Thomson 9 yrs; Laurinda MacRae 13 yrs; Nathan Bennett 14 yrs; Ray Bremer 15 yrs; Steven Turnbull 15 yrs; Alistair Newall 17 yrs; Russell Turnbull 39 yrs; John Bethune 52 yrs (ret).

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