Firefighter Honoured As A Hero At Heartbreaking Funeral
Two weeks after firefighter Geoffrey Keaton died while battling blazes south of Sydney, his heartbroken young son bravely stood in his father's place to receive a medal in his honour.
Sad images have emerged from the funeral of the fallen firefighter.
Keaton, 32, was posthumously awarded a commissioner’s commendation for bravery, and for service after his truck rolled while battling the large Green Wattle Creek blaze near Buxton on December 19.
He and fellow RFS volunteer, Andrew O'Dwyer, were killed.
Keaton's colleagues formed a guard of honour to farewell him, at a funeral held on Thursday and attended by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
His fiancee Jess and young son Harvey were there to say goodbye at Pinegrove Memorial Park in Minchinbury, NSW.
Partners Of Fallen Firefighters 'Still In Denial' As Heartbreaking Detail Of Their Deaths Is Revealed
The partners of Andrew O'Dwyer, 36, and Geoff Keaton, 32, who died fighting the Green Wattle Creek fire on Thursday night say their husbands were 'heroes' but they haven't come to terms with their loss.
The RFS has since shared heartbreaking images from the funeral, showing Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons pinning a medal to Harvey's chest.
The little boy wore a miniature RFS uniform to farewell his father.
Keaton was part of the 68-strong Horsley Park Rural Fire Brigade.
"An additional public memorial service is also currently being planned by NSWRFS in the coming weeks," the brigade said.
O'Dwyer, 36, was also killed in the crash and will be remembered at a separate service next week.