Halifax Police farewell a local fire fighter and meet QFES Commissioner

On July 13, Halifax Police attended a meet and greet event held at the Ingham Fire Station. A great spread of food was put on and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Katarina Carroll made it her mission to speak with each and every person at the event. The meet and greet was well attended by State Emergency Services (SES), QFES, Councillors and their families. It was a great evening and we thank Ingham Fire Station for the great spread of food (especially the desserts!).

This was a particularly special event as our local and beloved fire fighter, Mary Neeves was commemorated and served with a retirement fire fighter badge and her distinguished and exhaustive community service was recognised.

Mary was very emotional during Commissioner Carroll’s moving and inspired speech. Mary has dedicated her life to serving her community, which has included 30 years of volunteering with SES and 14 years dedicating her time to the fire service.

Halifax Police would like to say thank you, Mary, for your service. You are a great asset to emergency responses and always a pleasure to work with. We will miss seeing you at jobs and at the fire station.

Enjoy your retirement, treasure every moment. As you said – it’s your time now, and you are truly well deserved of this. Take care, Mary.

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