Comm. Lapsley spoke on his role as Commissioner of Victoria's Three Fire Agencies. He said the three Agencies would not be joining together, but needed to work together better. He compared it to Australia's Defence Force with one head of three Services (Navy, Army, Air Force). "This is a challenge, but also a fantastic opportunity."
Comm. Lapsley then presented National Medals to F.Fs Rob Farrow & Simon O'Callaghan and bars to Allan Eley & Ron Hooper.
O.O Mark Owen presented Long Service awards to:
10 yrs: F.Fs Cameron Place, Simon Rosenow, John Pentreath.
20 yrs: F.F Rob Farrow
30 yrs: Lt David Stevens & F.F Martin Flanagan
35 yrs: F.F Ron Tonkin
45 yrs: F.F Alan Eley
15 yrs: Cheryl Dwyer, Maree Farrow, Michelle Roenow
Life Membership: Maureen Tonkin & Eileen Childs