Lifetime honour for firie

THIRD Lieutenant Gerard Scholtens talks about his time in the brigade as if joining was the only sensible decision; it's not one that's above or beyond, or out of the ordinary, it's just a commitment to those around him to do what he can to contribute.

Car accidents, bush, scrub, grass and house fires, with more than 20 years of service with the Swan Hill CFA, Lt Scholtens has attended all these and more.

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