Members Statement: Craigieburn CFA Awards Night

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (13:54:50) — I would like to congratulate the members of the Craigieburn Country Fire Authority (CFA) who were honoured at the annual awards night on 8 September. The national medal was presented to Brendan Morris; CFA life member service medals went to first lieutenant Chris Gray and third lieutenant Luke Symeoy; a 40-year service medal went to Tom Rolls; the 15-year service medal recipients were senior station officer (SSO) Shaun Pacher and station officer John Zuccarelli; the 10-year service medal recipients were Tom Winter, Trent Warren and Andrew Bell; the 5-year certificate recipient was Steve Lewis; the firefighter of the year 2018 was awarded to both Tom Winter and Lisa English; the officers award went to Olivia Povolo; the encouragement award recipient was William Dawson; the volunteer recognition award also went to Lisa English; and the staff appreciation award recipient was SSO Peter Spicer.

Congratulations to these recipients and a collective thank you to all members of the Craigieburn CFA. You do a terrific job protecting people and property in our community, and your service is greatly appreciated.