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Community Recognition - In Memory of Trevor Thompson: A Pillar of Community Service

11th October 2023.

Trevor Thompson, a devoted husband to Jacqui and father to Liam and Jonathan, was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer in 2016. Despite the physical and emotional challenges, Trevor never ceased fighting. He recently received notice to prepare his affairs, a devastating moment for his family. For over three decades, Trevor committed himself to community service. He was an active member of the Rural Fire Service in Tahmoor and Thirlmere for 34 years. He held various roles, including the Group Officer's position for eight years and a Fire Investigator for 16 years. Trevor also served as the Captain of Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade for five years and was honoured as a Life Member. Trevor's impact on his community went beyond the boundaries of Wollondilly. He played an essential role in various disaster responses, including the 2019/2020 Green Wattle fires, the 2016 Picton weather event, and Victoria's Black Saturday fires in 2009. His efforts earned him a National Emergency Medal. Trevor was an irreplaceable asset to his community and leaves behind a legacy of courage and selfless service.