NEW HAT: Goonellabah firefighter Superintendent Michael Brett has been elected vice president of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association.
NEW HAT: Goonellabah firefighter Superintendent Michael Brett has been elected vice president of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Honour for Goonellabah firefighter

GOONELLABAH firefighter Superintendent Michael Brett has been elected vice president of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA).

It is Supt Brett's second stint on the board, having served as a director from 2013-15.

He has been a member of the NSW RFS for 33 years, starting as a volunteer in the Baulkham Hills district.

He is now a zone manager on the Northern Rivers and is dedicated to making sure volunteers receive the best equipment possible and are well supported in their firefighting activities.

Supt Brett has held the positions of branch chairman, state council delegate and chairman of the RFSA Division 1. In his position as director, Supt Brett used his knowledge of the state's RFS to help ensure the continued growth of the association.

"I am pleased and honoured to represent my fellow members, not only those from the Northern Rivers, but members across the state," he said.

Association president Tim Arnott said all returning and recently appointed directors were looking forward to helping members in their efforts to protect the community.

"The RFSA is a proud advocate for all of our members," he said. "It is a role undertaken ... with diligence, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to representing our members."