ELEVEN Singleton SES members received long service awards on Wednesday September 26 with Mayor Sue Moore in attendance and the Northern Zone Commander Steve Hearts who presented the recipients with their awards.
Michael Pitkin – Ten Years Long Service Medal. Jessica Pitkin – Ten Years Long Service Medal. Daniel Thompson – Ten Years Long Service Medal.
Lesleigh Adie – Twenty Years Long Service Medal Clasp one. Wayne Lawrence – Twenty Years Long Service Medal Clasp one.
Trevor Fellowes – Thirty years Long Service Medal Clasp two. Andrew Pain – National Medal Clasp one and twenty five years long service. Trevor Harrison – National Medal Clasp two and thirty five years long service.
Bob Moore – National Medal Clasp three and forty five years long service.
Several Singleton unit members were recognised for decades of outstanding service. Bob Moore has received his National Medal Clasp Three and 45 years long service award. Bob first joined the Singleton unit in the 1970’s and soon after several years of dedication and hard work took over as Unit Commander. Bob’s most significant role during his time as commander was mapping the town Emergency Evacuation plan in case of flooding of the levy bank. Although there were numerous minor floods in other parts of the town during his role, fortunately his evacuation plan was never ever needed.
Trevor Fellowes joined in 1988 at the age of 16. He had been involved in the unit since the age of 6 where he would come along to training nights with his dad Neil. His first major deployment was the Newcastle earthquake in 1989. Since then he has been involved with storm operations including major events such as the 1996 hailstorm, the 2007 storm, the 2015 Superstorm as well as numerous land and water searches. As well as flood rescues He is currently a team leader and trainer in the Singleton Unit. He currently works as boilermaker and crane driver. T
revor Harrison has been involved with emergency services since Cyclone Tracey in 1974 with the Civil Defence Service. He joined the Queensland State Emergency Service January 4, 1982. During this time he worked with Mines Rescue in Qld where he was involved with road crash rescues as well as first aid and firefighting. He moved to Singleton on the day of the 1996 hailstorm and joined the Singleton Unit shortly after. Before joining the Unit he had already given up his time to help his neighbors tarp their roofs.
He was involved in the 2007 and 2015 storms as a storm operator, and has been involved in numerous land and water searches as well as several flood rescues. He is currently a team leader and trainer in the Singleton Unit.