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CVC Mayor Jim Simmons, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and John Nolan of Iluka Brigade who received the keys to the brigade’s new truck from NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Service David Elliott.

RFS members receive National Medals

Two Clarence Valley RFS members have received National Medals for their service to the community.

Group Captains John Page and Blair Spalding received their medals from NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Service David Elliott, during the official hand over of four new RFS tankers, at the Clarence Valley RFS headquarters at Ulmarra last Wednesday.

The keys for the new tankers were handed over to brigade members from each of the following clubs: Iluka, Copmanhurst, Dilkoon and Ulmarra who were the recipients of the new vehicles.

Also present at the hand over were NSW RFS Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, CVC Mayor Jim Simmons and CVC General Manager Ashley Lindsay.

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Service David Elliott said that the four new trucks worth around $750,000, will be well used by these local brigades.

“They had an extremely busy summer last year and there is no doubt in my mind that with this capability, they will be able to do their job better, quicker and safer,” Mr Elliott said.

RFS brigade members and officials at the hand over of the four new RFS tankers last week. Images: Lynne Mowbray