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Special honour for chief

Blue Mountains residents turned out in force on Sunday to show their appreciation for the efforts of volunteers who fought the Black Christmas bushfires - Blue Mountains Mayor Jim Angel said the turnout was the biggest he had ever seen in Springwood - Officials estimated that there were 600 marchers and the parade route was lined two deep with spectators from Springwood Fire Station to the Civic Centre - Blue Mountains fire control officer Mark Williams said the day was 'very rewarding' - At the Civic Centre, Rural Fire Services Commissioner Phil Koperberg was made a Freeman of Blue Mountains City making him the seventh in the city's honour to be so honoured.
Penrith Press, 12 February 2002, page 3.
Penrith Press (microfilm) Penrith Press, 12 February 2002, page 3.
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