Fireman of the year/most efficient member Andreas Bartosek said he was "honoured" to receive the award. He was surprised at the presentation by his three daughters, Claudia (left), Nicola and Francesca.
Jess Vianello received the Shane Smith Shield for most improved cadet.
Naracoorte brigade second Lieutenant Jim Reekie (right) presents Rex Hall with a plaque in honour of his dedicated service to the operations brigade of the CFS. Mr Hall almost always mans the radio room during incidents and is a long-time CFS member.
William Cadzow (left) and Annie Reekie received service awards for two years and four years respectively as cadets.
Kathleen Marshall (left), 34 years, and Heather Reekie, 10 years, received service awards for their work with the CFS ladies auxiliary. Absent: Adrian Bennett (8 years).
Firefighters Darren Rahley (left), Josh Fanning and David Ludwig were acknowledged for four, 14 and 14 years respectively. Absent: Owen Duffy (four years), Brett Rumball (five years), Adam Hancock (five years), Sam Drummond (eight years), Malcolm Johnston (10 years) and Robert Bennett (15 years).
Receiving second bar to the national medal (for 35 years service) were Chris Sayers (left), Shane Francis and Trevor McArthur (right). former captain allan Marshall was also acknowledged for 36 years service to the CFS.
More than 150 years service combined: Joe Hole (58 years), Rex Hall (54 years) and Roger Bennett (44 years).
William Cadzow is presented cadet of the year by Heather Reekie.
A LOYAL member of the Naracoorte CFS, Andreas Bartosek has been named the brigade's fireman of the year/most efficient member.
He received the award at Saturday night's presentation dinner at the Naracoorte Golf Club.
The award was voted on at the brigade's 2013 annual meeting, which yielded a clear result in Mr Bartosek's favour.
"Basically the fireman of the year was given for his dedication and loyalty to the brigade," Naracoorte captain Shane Smith said.
"He's a regular for call-outs, a regular for trainings and a regular for working bees - he is generally all-round dedicated and loyal."
Mr Bartosek joined the CFS in 1980, out at Kybybolite.
While a part of Kybybolite brigade he achieved the role of first lieutenant.
Around 2007 he moved into Naracoorte and joined the local brigade, where he is now senior firefighter one.
Mr Bartosek said he was surprised to win the award, and honoured with the recognition.
Penola-based Naracoorte cadet William Cadzow was presented cadet of the year while Jess Vianello was awarded the Shane Smith Shield for most improved cadet.
Over 400 years worth of service card awards were presented on the night, with Joe Hole (58 years), Rex Hall (54 years) and Roger Bennett (44 years) particularly noted for their long service.