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Bendigo CFA brigade elects Ian Ellis as captain | Bendigo Advertiser



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THE Bendigo fire brigade has appointed its first captain in at least seven decades, after a change in Victoria’s firefighting organisations. Volunteer say the new system will allow them to have more input into the running of the brigade. Longtime member Ian Ellis was voted into the role at the brigade’s annual general meeting on Monday. Related content: Mr Ellis said he was chuffed to be elected captain, after serving with the brigade for nearly 46 years. He said he had wanted to be a firefighter ever since he was a small child, watching his father Max head out to fires. Max remains a member, now of more than 60 years standing. For his son Ian, it’s the culmination of that childhood dream: captain is the highest he…

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