For their courage and devotion shown in the last 12 months, Harrington and Coopernook Rural Fire Service brigades were named co-winners of the Volunteers of the Year award at the Harrington Australia Day ceremony.
As they accepted the award, more than 200 people inside the Harrington Community Centre gave a standing ovation.
Harrington brigade captain Michael Cleland remained near the stage to accept an award for joint Citizen of the Year.
Michael demonstrated outstanding leadership during the recent bushfire crisis. With out of control blazes headed directly towards Harrington in early November, Michael and the crew worked tirelessly in extremely dangerous conditions to protect the area.
Fellow award winner Chris Elford has displayed selfless volunteerism through the Lions Club in the Coopernook and Harrington areas.
Growing up in Crowdy Head, Chris has helped out with St Lukes Anglican Church, Coopernook Hall and the Harrington Lions Club.
Co-winners of the Senior Citizen of the Year award were also announced.
Dr Gurpal Singh has lived in the Harrington area for the past 42 years, serving the community as a medical practitioner.
Retirement is on the cards but his dedication to patients has continued his career and service to the community.
Paul Flanagan has been involved with community events in Harrington since the 1970s.
He was the charter of Harrington Lions Club and is still an active member today. Paul works tirelessly with old furniture as part of the Harrington Men's Shed.
For his tremendous school spirit and leadership qualities, Harrington Public School student Declan McCartney was named Junior Citizen of the Year.
He was also recognised for being mindful of those around him, showing initiative and demonstrating maturity well beyond his years.
Other finalists were Brooke Buckley, Isaac Wright, Tia Benson and Isabella Bradford.
The Youth Volunteer of the Year winner was Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club member Madison Gill. Madison has displayed excellent skills on patrol and is considerate to her fellow members and the general public.