RFS volunteers Have 1111 years service - one OF THEM with 63!

Local firefighters with many decades of service have been honoured by the NSW Rural Fire Service at a special ceremony held in Parkes.

Some 35 Long Service Medals, with clasps, were presented to the district volunteers - one of whom has given more than 60 years service, and another four with more than 50.

The District RFS Zone covers almost 30 square kilometres, encompassing a population of 35,419 and the shires of Parkes, Lachlan, Forbes and Weddin.

Long Service Medals/clasps are presented to members in recognition of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 etc years of active service.

The 35 members at the Parkes ceremony totalled a staggering 1111 years of service!

The recipients were all introduced and their outstanding contributions acknowledged.   They were as follows:

David Nagorcka - 63 years (joined 1949).

John Carr - 57 years (1955).

John Corcoran - 55 years (1957).

Robert Orr - 54 years (1958).

Bill Freebairn - 53 years (1959).

Ian Jones - 47 years (1965).

Don Orr - 47 years (1965).

Bruce Orr - 43 years (1969).

Edgar Orr - 43 years (1969).

John Smeaton - 40 years (1972).

Ken Keith - 39 years (1973).

Terry Nagorcka -  36years (1979).

Robert Napier - 35 years (1977).

Kevin Ross - 32 years (1980).

Peter Wild - 31 years (1981).

Alan Ross - 30 years (1982).

Kevin Ward - 29 years (1983).

Graham Woods - 29 years (1983).

Christopher Cole - 28 years (1984).

Steven McGrath - 28 years (1984).

Steve Fryer - 28 years (1984).

David Wyatt - 25 years (1987).

Geoffrey Wyatt - 25 years (1987).

Tony Woods - 24 years (1988).

Glen Woods - 21 years (1991).

Peter Rathbone - 20 years (1992).

Gordon Moss - 20 years (1992).

Robert Green - 20 years (1992).

Phillip Moss - 19 years (1993).

Tim Orr - 19 years (1993).

Phil Sheridan - 18 years (1994).

Graeme Tanswell - 16 years (1996).

Ken Orr - 15 years (1997).

Grant Orr - 12 years (2000).

Frank Guise - 10 years (2002). 

Pictured at ther presentation of the long service medals in Parkes are from left, Superintendent Ken Neville (RFS), Geoffery Wyatt, Chris Cole, Robert Green, Bruce Orr, David Wyatt, Don Orr, Graham Woods, Tony Woods, Terry Nagorcka, Tim Orr, Glen Woods, Grant Orr, RFS Regional Manager Paul Smith, John Smeaton, Parkes Deputy Mayor Alan Ward, Robert Orr, Peter Rathbone, Graeme Tanswell, David Nagorcka, Ken Ladbury, Bill Freebairn, Kevin Ross and Frank Guise.

Pictured at ther presentation of the long service medals in Parkes are from left, Superintendent Ken Neville (RFS), Geoffery Wyatt, Chris Cole, Robert Green, Bruce Orr, David Wyatt, Don Orr, Graham Woods, Tony Woods, Terry Nagorcka, Tim Orr, Glen Woods, Grant Orr, RFS Regional Manager Paul Smith, John Smeaton, Parkes Deputy Mayor Alan Ward, Robert Orr, Peter Rathbone, Graeme Tanswell, David Nagorcka, Ken Ladbury, Bill Freebairn, Kevin Ross and Frank Guise.