Parkes' Terry Job receives Australian Fire Service Medal

Volunteer Terry Job with his wife Carol. Photo: CHRISTINE LITTLE
Volunteer Terry Job with his wife Carol. Photo: CHRISTINE LITTLE

For more than 54 years Terry Job has been giving his time to the Parkes community.

Mr Job joined the West Parkes Rural Fire Brigade in 1966. He's been deputy captain, captain and group captain of the Rural Fire Service brigade. Although he handed over the reigns earlier this year, he is still an active member.

Mr Job has been awarded an Australian Fire Service Medal.

"He is highly respected by his peers and this wealth of experience allows him to make well-informed decisions on the fire ground," his citation said.

The volunteer has also played a major role in recruiting others.

"He has been a strong advocate for the volunteers, and was instrumental in starting the NSWRFS Cadet program at Parkes High School which has been running for the past 14 years," the citation said.

"The program is so popular that each year more candidates apply than there are available places and a high percentage of these students progress to become full time members of the RFS."