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North East tops 1,435 years of service

North East tops 1,435 years of service

Published 02/07/2016
An impressive total of 1,435 years of state and national service was recently awarded to 74 Benalla Unit members – well done team!

An impressive total of 1,435 years of state and national service was recently awarded to 74 Benalla Unit members – well done team!

More than 70 members were awarded for their state and national service, while 67 of those received long service medals for having completed 10 to 45 years of service to the SES.

Another seven members received the National Medal or a first or second clasp. These recognise long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations who risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster.

North East Regional Manager Keith O’Brien said the awards ceremony was an occasion to recognise the hard work, commitment and sacrifices our volunteers and staff made to serve their communities.

“Our volunteers provide an integral role providing emergency response, incident management and planning for flood, storm and road accident rescue incidents in the North East Region,” he said.

Congratulations to our North East members, this is a huge achievement.