Bilpin Rural Fire Brigade members Bill Johnson Snr and Albert Johnson each have more than 70 years of RFS service behind them.
On June 20th the two were given a Lap of Honour and were given a ride in the Cat 1 Tanker from Bilpin to Kurrajong Heights and then back to Berambing before returning to the Fire Shed at Bilpin.
This is the two of them leaving the Bilpin fire shed:
Here they are passing VFFA Vice President Brian Williams and his family saluting the two:
On the way back from Kurrajong Heights
At the fire shed they were presented with their 70 Year medals:
And just look at the cake!
The two are neighbours and brothers-in-law. In 2014 Albert was at home when a fire started behind the fire shed. He calmly put it out on his own. The two remained active during the recent Gospers Mountain Fire.
There’s more on the Bilpin RFS Facebook page.
Congratulations Bill and Albert from the VFFA!