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Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade celebrated their 20th Anniversary

Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade celebrated their 20th Anniversary

Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade celebrated its 20th Anniversary at The General Store in Hotham Heights on Monday 4 September.

The night recognised the teams’ achievements over the past 20 years, and included a welcoming to the guests, presentations and the cutting of the cake to finish the evening.

A five-year award was presented to Cole Vanderberg and a 20-year award to their Captain of Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade Larry Doyle. The awards were to commemorate their outstanding service to the CFA and recognised long service to the CFA and local fire brigade.

Scott Ryan, Second Lieutenant at Mt Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade, said that the event was a “great opportunity to bring everyone together for a social event and reflect on the year gone”.

“It was a fantastic night and everyone really enjoyed themselves with 30 people attending including key representatives on the mountain and all the CFA members of the brigade,” Mr Ryan said.

“We had a representative from Mount Hotham Resort Management, Mt Hotham Skiing Company and a representative by one of the Assistant Chiefs of the CFA.

"Throughout the years, we have maintained the high skill of all the members and responded to any incidence that we are paged to in a timely manner, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved as a team,” he said.

The local brigade’s boundary stretches from Cobungra over to the other side near the old ticket box in Buckland Gap.

During the large bushfire campaigns in recent years the brigade largely operated as an incident control centre and helped resource all the fire fighters that came in to town. They activated, planned and assisted the incident controller and gave key information of the local area.

The local brigade welcomes new members. For more information contact fbmhdp@cfa.vic.gov.au.

 

13 September 2017