Shields presented to MFS crew

SHIELD: MFS Assistant Chief Fire Officer Phil Kilsby, Regional Operations Officer Kylee McNamee, MP Chris Picton, Station Manager Darren McNamee, Regional Operations Officer Tony Kelly, Far North and Eyre MFS Commander Noel Dodd.
SHIELD: MFS Assistant Chief Fire Officer Phil Kilsby, Regional Operations Officer Kylee McNamee, MP Chris Picton, Station Manager Darren McNamee, Regional Operations Officer Tony Kelly, Far North and Eyre MFS Commander Noel Dodd.

The Port Augusta MFS station was recently recognised for their outstanding performance in the 2017 Regional Operations and Audit Proficiency Assessment.

Competing against 16 regional MFS stations from around the state, the crew spend the entire year preparing for the assessment with around 400 call-outs annually as well as weekly mandatory training exercises. 

This week they were officially presented with the Regional Command Shield for their second place finish, as well as the coveted Most Improved Shield.

Emergency Services Minister Chris Picton was on hand to present the awards. 

“I warmly congratulate Port Augusta MFS Station for their outstanding performance – all retained MFS officers do a wonderful job protecting our regions and I thank everyone for their hard work and dedication,” Mr Picton said.

“I’m delighted to be in Port Augusta to personally present these awards to retrained officers who are meticulous in their maintenance of the station and equipment – everyone involved with Port Augusta MFS Station should be extremely proud.”