Local heroes honoured
Northern Rivers Rural Fire Service volunteers were honoured on Saturday for exceptional commitment to the local community at a ceremony in Lismore. The team was also officially presented with four new fire trucks worth more than $600,000. Pictured are: (l-r) Jim Blackmore from Clunes, National Medal 1st Clasp and a 25-year long service award, Don Casson from Bentley, National Medal, Warren Phelps from Clunes, National Medal First Clasp and 25-year long service award, Brad Soward from Nimbin, 25-year long service award, Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers from RFS head office in Sydney, Dave Christmas from Nimbin, 15-year long service award and John Sykes from Bentley, National Medal. For more photos from the day see page 9. Picture by Thorsten Jones.