National Emergency Medals
24 June 2015
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Last Sunday a number of Country Fire Authority Volunteers from the Euroa electorate were awarded the National Emergency Medal for their service and courage during the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
I took the opportunity in Parliament this week to congratulate Graeme Alexander, Peter Bailey, Tonique Bolt, Justin Evans, Robert Gartland, Roy Green, Darren Griffiths, Jack Jachowski, Jade Kirk, Peter Martin, Murray McKenzie, David Rush, David Tharratt, Loraine Trethowan, Steve Whipps and Brooke Twamley on receiving this honour.
I applaud the courage and selflessness displayed buy each of these volunteers preceding, on and in the weeks after Black Saturday.
Without their efforts many more lives would have been lost.
On behalf of myself and communities across Victoria, I thank each of them for their ongoing service to our community.
Steph Ryan MP
Member for Euroa
Deputy Leader of The Nationals