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1 May, 2021

Graham King Retires from Kilcoy Auxiliaries

It was bitter/ sweet times for Graham King at his career and retirement celebration held at the Kilcoy Fire Station on Saturday 24 April. What a rollercoaster of a ride he has experienced in his 26 years with the fire service.

Graham King receives a Plaque for 26 years of service from Assistant Commissioner, John Bolger

Numerous speakers reiterated the impact Graham has had on individuals, teams and the community. His mate ship, camaraderie, methodologies and leadership are memories held dearly by all. Assistant Commissioner, John Bolger, said, it is impossible to count the number of people Graham has touched.

Graham’s foresight and ingenuity has opened the gateway for firefighters to achieve their Certificate II Public Safety (Firefighting Operations), with Kilcoy being the first station in Queensland to have firefighters accredited. AC John Bolger also spoke of Graham being the founding father of the Certificate II Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) Program offered in partnership with the Department of Education.

Graham spoke of the changes he has seen during his time as an Auxiliary Firefighter. He joined the brigade in late 1994 as a trainee firefighter. He quickly worked his way up the ranks becoming a Lieutenant Trainer in mid-1996 and Captain in 1999. Graham said he has always had a great team behind him or beside him.


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