RFS recognises local volunteers with life memberships

Locals Sid Manns and Jessie Manns were bestowed with Life Membership honours to the Tindarey Rural Fire Brigade last week. Jessie also received her 50 years volunteer long service medal to the Rural Fire Service.

The Tindarey Rural Brigade has bestowed Life Membership on two long term members of the brigade in recognition of their exceptional service.

A small service was conducted at the Lilliane Brady Village on Thursday morning with Sid Manns and Jessie Manns presented with Life Membership plaques by Tindarey Rural Brigade captain Roger Anderson.

Sid joined the Tindarey Rural Brigade in 1954 and was a staunch member of the brigade for many years.

With over 64 years of service, his extensive knowledge of the district has always been a great asset to his brigade.

Sid has slowed down a little in recent years but his years of service are appreciated by his brigade and community.

Jessie joined the Tindarey Rural Brigade in 1961.

Volunteering for the NSW Rural Fire Service not only involves being on the fire line, but also the various support roles behind the scenes.

Jessie has always been a committed and respected member of the brigade in various important roles. Jessie was recognised as a Life Member of the Tindarey Brigade and was also presented with a 50 year Long Service Medal at last week’s service on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

During the recognition service at the Lilliane Brady Village family members joined Sid in celebrating his 94th birthday.