Six Dubbo firefighters received for their long service and good conduct

Six Dubbo firefighters have been recognised for their service to the community. 

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Acting Commissioner Jim Hamilton presented service medals to firefighters who have served for 10 years and more. 

Acting Station Commander Chris Cusack said he was pleased to receive a first clasp to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for his 20th year of service.

“It’s exciting, no two jobs are the same, you never know what’s coming up, there’s a lot of challenges with this job,” Mr Cusack said.

Senior Firefighter Mathew Knudsen received a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to recognise his 10th year of service.

He encouraged anyone interested in becoming a firefighter to pursue the career.  

Station Commander John Poulos, Senior Firefighter Jon Cantrall and Leading Firefighter Bernard Mctiernan received the first clasp to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Leading Firefighter Brendan Young also received his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Acting Commissioner Jim Hamilton said it was an honour to award the firefighters for their dedicated service to the community.  

“They do an outstanding job for the community and it is a very rewarding and fulfilling role,” he said. 

“Fire and rescue and any other emergency service is really a career for anyone and everyone, the traditional stereotype of males being firefighters is no longer the case.

“We represent the community and serve the community, so it is only fitting that the community is part of the organisation. 

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