Four Lacepede CFS members were recognised for their many years of service and hard work at the CFS barbecue December 3.
Matthew Usher was recognised for 20 years of service clasp and a life membership for the CFS, he has been a great support to the CFS over the years.
David Moreland received a life membership for the CFS after volunteering with the group for 27 years plus.
This includes being part of the Lacepede group and Kingston brigade where Dave has had many roles.
Les Smith was awarded a life membership for CFS and has volunteered for the CFS for 39 years plus.
He has been the Kingston captain for 16 years over the years and as been part of the Lacepede group as deputy 3 for around 10 years.
Les has been on many deployment over the years to help out other states and regions.
Group officer Philip Nash was presented with his First Class for his National Medal.
He has volunteered with the CFS for 36 years plus, starting out at Reedy Creek brigade where he was captain for about 18 years before stepping into Lacepede group as Deputy 2 for three years.
Everyone in the community appreciates the hard work and effort these men have put into protecting the community.
The barbecue was a great way for the members of the CFS and their families to relax and enjoy themselves especially as the 2017/18 fire season has just begun.