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12 February, 2021

Fire and rescue heroes recognised

EIGHT Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) staff and volunteers were honoured in this year’s QFES Australia Day Achievement Awards presented in Cairns on January 29.

By Tanya Murphy

Fire and Emergency Services award recipients Peter Rinaudo, Clint L’Estrange, Matthew Currey, Suzanne Cray, Andrew Petrack, Jason Ryan and Bradley Fleming. Absent from photo: Scott Templeton.

Awards were presented to QFES staff and volunteers in recognition of outstanding character, integrity and leadership. The recipients were:

Bradley Fleming from Atherton Fire and Rescue, for designing, planning and implementing a Heavy Rescue Trailer, enhancing QFES capability within Far Northern Region

Andrew Petrack from Mossman Fire and Rescue, for providing quality mentoring to fellow officers and firefighters at Mossman Station and across Northern Command.

Jason Ryan from Atherton Fire and Rescue, for dedication in undertaking the All Terrain Vehicle Project within Far Northern Region.

Scott Templeton from Coen State Emergency Services (SES), for outstanding coordination and humanitarian support to displaced persons from the Aurukun community whilst they were temporarily housed in Coen.

Peter Rinaudo from SES Far Northern Regional Operations, for exemplary management of logistics and planning requirements to ensure that all Far Northern Region SES groups had the health and safety resources required during Covid-19.

Suzanne Cray from SES Cairns, for outstanding support to the SES through creation of high-quality heights and vertical rescue training videos for SES volunteers.

Matthew Currey from SES Cairns, for outstanding support and coordination of Cairns SES Members to ensure they were continually engaged in training and operations.

Clint L’Estrange from Cairns Fire and Rescue, for designing, planning and implementing the Crocodile Awareness Program, enhancing the safety of QFES personnel within the Far Northern Region.


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