Years of work, service rewarded

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ACHIEVE: Leeton’s Peter Middleton (right) accepts the life membership honour from RFSA past president Tim Arnott.
Nanjing Night Net

AFTER many years of hard work and service Leeton resident Peter Middleton has been named as a life member of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA).

Being inducted as a life member is the highest award the association can bestow.

Mr Middleton was honoured for his more than 15 years of representation at both RFSA branch and state council level.

Mr Middleton is amember of Yanco Wamoon Rural Fire Servicebrigade and he alsohelped with the formation of the Leeton RFSA branch in 1998.

He held the position of branch secretary for 10years and chairmanfor four years.Mr Middleton also represented RFSA Division 16 on the state council for several years.

Adding to the long list of achievements, he waswas actively involved in opening the mid-west branch in the Carrathool and Hay areas, as well asopening a branch and division in the MIA Zone.

“When my name was read out as the recipient of the life membership I was unsure I had heard correctly,” Mr Middleton said.

“I feel very honoured that my colleagues feel I have done anything beyond the ordinary.”

Mr Middleton saidhis proudest moments hadcome from working withbrigades from across the region throughout the years.

“Over the years volunteer fire fighters have given a huge amount of time with little recognition,” he said.

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