Lori Burgess Community Volunteer Award recipient is Russell McLennan

He's been a volunteer on the water since 1977 with VMR Mackay, a volunteer firey most of his life including the Pioneer Valley Bushfire emergency and received a National Emergency Medal for his efforts during Cyclone Debbie, but Russell McLennan won't be backing off any time soon.

I had a chat to Russell about the changes he's seen on the ocean after 40+ years of volunteering.

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Bigger boats, bigger distances - and still there are some who won't pay the $85 a year VMR membership that could save them a hell of a lot of money if they strike a problem out there on the water with family or friends

Russell McLennan