Mount Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade had many reasons to celebrate at a recent awards ceremony when 11 of their members received a National Medal.
The long-serving and dedicated firefighters achieved more than 290 years of service between them.
The National Medal recognises long service by members of government and voluntary organisations who risk their safety to protect the lives and property of others.
Dignitaries, colleagues, family and friends gathered at Eastern Hills Senior High School’s Lesser Hall to witness retired Shire of Mundaring chief executive Max Williams present the volunteers with their medals.
Mr Williams spoke of the significance of the National Medal, the most awarded civilian medal in Australia.