Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency
Posted at 9:00am Friday 07 May, 2021
Kaiwaka's Chief Fire Officer, John Bowmar, received his Queen's Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community from Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington last month.
John has been a member of the Kaiwaka volunteer brigade since 1977 and has been CFO for 16 years, attending around 850 callouts in the last decade alone. He has also offered mentoring and support to the neighbouring volunteer brigade at Mangawhai, been an active Lions Club member, community fundraiser and supporter of Civil Defence.