NSW Community Service Award presented

Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade with their Community Service Award

Members of Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade have been presented with a NSW Community Service Award.

It was presented by The Entrance MP, David Mehan, who said all the firefighters and volunteers involved were worthy of recognition for their bravery and service to the community.

“Firefighters from Berkeley Vale were deployed locally and across the State to fight fires,” he said.

“Everyone put in a huge effort, not only on the fire front but also making up packs, washing gear and equipment and making sure equipment was ready for the next shift.”

The award was presented to the members at their annual general meeting on October 24.

It was an historical bushfire season in 2019-2020, then floods in our local area, and then COVID-19, said the fire crew leader.

“We as a brigade are extremely proud of our members for their dedication and resilience throughout this time,” he said.

Sue Murray