Service medal for local firefighter

Service medal presented to Alex Lennon

Fire and Rescue NSW Cobar Station 256 acting captain, Alex Lennon, was presented with a National Emergency Services Medal on Monday night at the Cobar Fire Station.

The medal is awarded to persons who have rendered significant service during nationally-significant emergencies in Australia.

Acting Captain Lennon received the honour in recognition of his firefighting efforts during the Black Summer Bushfires in the Blue Mountains in December 2019/January 2020.

The then deputy captain and the Cobar station’s Black Panther Bulk Water Tanker, were tasked, along with other Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters, firefighters from NSW National Parks and Wildlife as well as staff from the NSW Forestry Corporation, to defend the 130 year old Jenolan Caves House, which they did,  successfully!