Members of Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade honoured for service to community

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Members of the Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
Camera IconMembers of the Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. Credit: Supplied

Every summer, communities across the country rely on volunteer firefighters to keep them safe during what can be hazardous conditions.

Although small in size, the Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade is no different.

The brigade recently held a barbecue evening for its members, with several volunteers being recognised for their service.

Dedicated volunteers were honoured with clasp medals corresponding to their years of service.

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Among those recognised were Darrel Green, who received his 35 year National Medal Clasp, while Andrew Hookham was awarded his 25 year National Medal Clasp.

The Australian National Medal was given to Sharon Kavenagh.

The Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade has been a part of the community for 84 years, with members having previously fought fires across the State, in NSW’s Blue Mountains and back home.

It was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal for members’ efforts during the 2016 Yarloop-Waroona bushfires.

The organisation is always looking for new members, with those interested asked to contact brigade captain Kerry Argent on 0428 282 830.

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