Long-serving Bunya Mountains Rural Fire Brigade Fire Warden Kelvin Quinn and his wife Libby will be leaving the mountains shortly for a new home in Narangba

March 31, 2020

The Bunya Mountains Rural Fire Brigade held a farewell for their long-serving Fire Warden Kelvin Quinn and his wife Libby at the brigade’s fire shed last Sunday.

Kelvin has been a member of the brigade for close to 24 years and was the group’s Fire Warden for almost 20 years.

He also served as head ranger at the Bunya Mountains National Park over the past few decades.

Recently Kelvin announced that following his retirement from the National Parks and Wildlife Service, he and his wife Libby will be moving from the Bunya Mountains to a new home at Narangba.

Libby has also retired from her long-standing position at Quinalow State School, where the couple sent their children for their primary school education before they graduated to Dalby High School.

Sunday’s farewell was attended by many Bunya Mountains residents as well as brigade members.

Bunya Mountains Rural Fire Brigade captain John Learmont presented Kelvin with a certificate from the Burnett Area Office of the Rural Fire Service to recognise his long years of service to the area.

Kelvin and Libby were also given a hand-crafted coffee table made of timber from a Bunya pine tree.

The table was made by the brigade’s 5th officer Ian Harris, who has a spare time interest in woodcraft.

[Photos: Jenepher Hintz]

A large group of fire brigade members and Bunya Mountains residents came to the farewell
Kelvin was presented with a formal certificate recognising his many years of service by brigade captain John Learmont
After the certificate presentation, Kelvin and Libby unwrapped a surprise gift from the fire brigade …
… and discovered it was a hand-crafted Bunya Pine coffee table created by 5th Officer Ian Harris

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