New Year Honours recipients
Congratulations to the five firefighters who were this week presented with Queen Service Medals in Wellington as part of the New Year Royal Honours awards.
Maurie Doughty: Mangawhai VFB, Retired CFO and current Northland Fleet Coordinator. 54 years of service as both a career (1960-1996) and volunteer firefighter (1996-2014).
Warren Feek: Matamata VFB, Deputy Chief Fire Officer with 43 years of service from 1974–current.
Paul Lyall: Career firefighter SSO at Thorndon Station (and Honorary Life Member at Paraparaumu Station) with 55 years of service from 1975–current.
John May: SSO and Volunteer firefighter at Wainuiomata with 48 years of service from 1969–current. Additionally, Volunteer Support Officer for Region 3 from 1994–current.
Frank McGuire: Volunteer for the Blackball VFB since it was established in 1963. Ex Chief Fire Officer 1987-1997.
The five recipients received their awards from the Governor General at a ceremony at Government House.
Congratulations to all.