Long-time firey honoured for service
Pingelly stalwart Peter Narducci has been recognised nationally for his dedication to Pingelly’s VFRS and community during Australian Day celebrations.
Mr Narducci was one of three West Australians to be bestowed the Australian Fire Service Medal on Saturday.
The Governor-General’s office commended Mr Narducci for going above and beyond his duties as a volunteer firefighter at every opportunity and setting a fine example to new and serving members and his community in Western Australia.
Mr Narducci has been an active member of Pingelly VFRS since 1975 and in that time he has undertaken many roles at the Pingelly Unit, including as fire control officer, training officer, and he is currently the unit’s longest serving secretary since taking on that role in 2005.
Mr Narducci has been fighting fires in the region for more than 40 years and has used his knowledge of the area to develop and implement hazard reduction burn plans in the region since 1980.
In addition to his active duties as a firefighter attending bushfire incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and structure fires, he has also dedicated a great deal of his time as a peer support officer and he is the team leader for the Great Southern region
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