Yesterday, Monday 19th December Richmond Rural Fire Service (082) and Windsor Rural Fire Service (081) attended an award ceremony where some of Fire and Rescue NSW Richmond’s brave Firefighters received the National Emergency Medal for their service during the 2019 – 2020 bushfires.
“It was an honour to be a part of this ceremony as three of Richmond’s most highly skilled Firefighters also received awards for their commitment, skills and sacrifice.” said a representative from Richmond RFS.
- Deputy Captain Robert Duffy received his 3rd clasp to the National Medal commending his service as a First Responder for the last 45 years, with 25 years as part of the RFS and 23 years as part of FRNSW at Richmond 082.
- Firefighter Phillip Salt received his 3rd clasp to the National Medal commending his service as a Firefighter at Richmond 082 for the last 45 years. Phil also made a heartfelt speech about the roles that their families play in their work as first responders.
- Firefighter Damien Mitchell received his National Medal for 15 years of service as a Firefighter at Richmond 082.
Thanks were given to Area Commander Michael Morris and Duty Commander Johnathon Moore for their attendance, and Robyn Preston and Sarah McMahon for their attendance.