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Ted and June Northwood have been recognised for their long service to the Glenugie Rural Fire Brigade. Image: contributed

Glenugie firefighters recognised for long service

On March 23, two of Glenugie Rural Fire Brigades longest serving members were recognised by RFS Superintendent Stuart Watts who presented each of them with a 20-year clasp to their Long Service Medals.

Ted and June Northwood have been members of the brigade for 22 years and started out as active firefighters.

Brigade President Rick Murray said it was Ted that inspired him to join the brigade 10 years ago, and June as an Advanced Firefighter taught him a lot as a new recruit out at several fires.

Ted progressed to Deputy Captain and served as the brigades Training Officer for many years. June remained as an active firefighter whilst also shouldering the responsibilities of Brigade President for more than a decade.

In more recent times they’ve assisted with community engagement and catering duties in support of the firefighting team.

Most of Glenugie brigade members attended and were joined by long serving senior officers to recognise and thank June and Ted for their dedicated service to the brigade and the community.