Without the hard work and dedication of Tasmanian volunteers, many aspects of our community would be unable to function.
The Volunteer Emergency Service Awards aim to recognise the contribution these selfless volunteers make to society.
This morning, Fairsy contacts this year's winner from the North and North East region to congratulate him.
Errol Gleeson has been a Tasmanian Fire Service volunteer for over 40 years, and is well deserving of this recognition.
Hear their full conversation here: