Camden’s Rural Fire Service volunteers were recently recognised for their many years of service — including one man who has dedicated 60 years to the organisation.
Deputy group captain Alf Raistrick received a standing ovation from his peers and community representatives for his service which dates back to the early 195os.
RFS acting zone manager Kerry Parkinson praised Mr Raistrick’s ‘‘60 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the people of NSW’’.
NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Jason Heffernan presented medals to the volunteers including Mr Raistrick at a function at the Liverpool Catholic Club which was attended by more than 250 people.
Other Camden medal recipients included Andrew Macdonald (the national medal for 26 years diligent service), Steven Marriott (national medal for 19 years diligent service), Aaron Lamont (RFS long service medal for 11 years service), Daniel Perriman (RFS long service medal for 11 years service) and Brett Atkins (RFS long service medal for 10 years service).