Richard Cambridge has been an SES volunteer for four decades.
His outrageously long service was officially acknowledged at a the annual regional awards event last night in Armidale.
Mr Cambridge is a volunteer with the Glen Innes SES unit.
NSW SES Western Zone Deputy Commander Heath Stimson said the SES draws its strength from its volunteers who give up their time for free to help others and their community.
“These individuals embody that community service tradition,” he said.
“It’s great to see their years of dedicated service acknowledged with the presentation of these awards, and I look forward to each of these individuals continuing their association with the SES.”
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall presented awards including both national medals and long service awards at the Armidale Bowling Club.
“It is a great honour to have the chance to officially recognise the efforts of the incredible volunteers who form the heart of the SES and their accumulated wisdom and experience is irreplaceable,” he Marshall said.
He also awarded volunteers from Armidale and Guyra, and said all told they represented 340 years of community service.