Fire Crew Member Awarded Long Service Medal

Fire Crew member, Jim Johnson, who received a long service medal

A member of our islands’ Fire Crew has received a medal on authority of the Queen to mark his service with the brigade.

Jim Johnson was presented with the decoration for a long and meritous service by Councillor Fred Ticehurst who also offered him thanks for his work.

Jim says he’s pleased with the award, which will be worn on ceremonial occasions such as Remembrance Sunday, but says he’s not alone – there are a few other fire team members on the islands who have received the medal for serving at least 2 decades.