2015 Brisbane Region QFES Annual Commemorative Remembrance Service.

At 10am on Saturday, 10 October, firefighters from all over Australia gathered at churches to pause for a minute’s silence in which we remembered those members who have given their lives for the community.  Firefighters remembered their lost colleagues and their families around the world.

Members of the Brisbane Region of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services gathered at St Brigid’s Catholic Church on Musgrave Road at Red Hill to pay their respects to those colleagues who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their respective communities.  The Service was conducted by QFES Chaplain, Major Dennis Bryant, and Deacon Peter Devenish-Meares.

Flag-bearers (L to R): Rural Firefighter Nadine Andersen, Captain Ray Williams, Snr Firefighter Glenn Bell, and Station Officer Trevor Stark.

Flag-bearers (L to R): Rural Firefighter Nadine Andersen, Captain Ray Williams, Snr Firefighter Glenn Bell, and Station Officer Trevor Stark.

On 25 March 1877, the first recorded death of a firefighter at an incident in Brisbane was that of Brisbane City Volunteer Firefighter James Thomas Mooney.

There have been 49 further firefighters that have lost their lives since the passing of Firefighter Mooney.

The flag-bearer party, representing divisions of the QFES, were from (left to right):

Rural Firefighter Nadine Andersen, of Dayboro and District Rural Fire Brigade, with the Rural Fire Service flag;

Captain Ray Williams, OIC of Woodford Auxiliary Fire Station, with the QFES flag;

Senior Firefighter Glenn Bell, of Arana Hills Fire Station, with the Queensland flag; and

Station Officer Trevor Stark, OIC of Bribie Island Fire Station, with the Australian flag.

Nadine Andersen and Glenn Bell are current residents of Dayboro and Trevor Stark is a former resident.                   *

 


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