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). 

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