Mayor praises fire volunteers

Millicent Cfs  TBW Newsgroup
SPIRIT SHINES: Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll OAM (centre) visited the Millicent Country Fire Service last week and expressed his support and gratitude for the brigade's volunteers including Bec Kober, Rob Gommers, Noah Telfer, Ryan Jellesma, Trevor Cowin, Chris Mathias, Owen Nockolds and Kalli Quinlan. Picture: BROOKE LITTLEWOOD

THE fire danger season has come to an end in the Lower South East, however the community spirit of volunteer firefighters will continue to burn bright during winter.

Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll OAM has recognised the continued efforts of Country Fire Service (CFS) brigades across Wattle Range in delivering professional fire and rescue operations within the community.

Since his election, Mr Noll has been busy visiting a number of units within the region and has only a few more to tick off on his list, with plans to travel as far as Comaum, which has a recorded population of 38 residents.

He expressed his gratitude and support for the local brigades, their volunteers, the time they give up and their commitment to community.

“I have been visiting different CFS units from across the Wattle Range region,” Mr Noll said.

“It has provided me with a great opportunity to talk to volunteers and acknowledge their voluntary commitment to our community through the CFS.

“Some of them have made tremendous contributions and have been in the voluntary organisation for years and years.”

Mr Noll visited the Millicent Country Fire Service last Wednesday evening, which is made up of around 40 dedicated volunteers.