Local Attractions of the Northern Fitzroy district
Local highlights of Alton Downs & Surrounds. Points of interest throughout the surrounding district, including local facilities.
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A Collection of photos from the rural area of Fitzroy.
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L to R – Peter Craig, Ted Malone MP, Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers
and Sid Hoare in the Alton Downs Hall on the 17th September 2014.
Sid Hoare and Peter Craig were recognised on the 17th September 2014 for more than 120 years of service as volunteer fire fighters.
Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers and Member for Mirani, Ted Malone, said he was doubly proud to be able to attend and present Sid Hoare and Peter Craig with their National Medal for Service (50 years) awards to officially recognise more than 120 years of joint service as volunteer fire brigade members.
“Any Member of Parliament would be proud to be able to stand beside constituents of this calibre, but to be able to do so in my role as Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers, makes me twice as proud”, Mr Malone said.
“The Alton Downs Rural Fire Brigade has only ever had two Fire Wardens since it was established under the then Bush Fire Service, and Sid is the second, having taken over the role from his father who was the first Fire Warden, a piece of history in itself.”
Mr Malone said that Mr Hoare had dedicated 67 years as a volunteer to the Alton Downs Rural Fire Brigade and was proud of his family’s history.
“Peter Craig has been a volunteer rural fire fighter for 64 years, having joined at just 14 years of age in Wowan. He then joined the Alton Downs RFB in 1976 and in 1982 took on the position of Secretary/Treasurer which he held for 23 years.
“He has given great service over many years and is highly respected for his dedication and commitment to the brigade and his community,” Mr Malone said.
Mr Malone said that both men are great examples of the volunteering ethos and highly valued members of their community.
“It is people like Sid and Peter who are the backbone of our rural fire brigades and other emergency volunteer organisations that our communities look to in times of emergency, because these people know their community and are highly respected for their knowledge and experience,” Mr Malone said.
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