PICTURES: Fire heroes awarded

Bush heroes were rewarded at the national emergency medal ceremony on Wednesday.

Members of Department of Environment and Primary Industry along with Parks Victoria were awarded for their hard work and commitment.

The firefighters gave their time to fight fires during the worst natural disaster to ever hit Australia, Black Saturday.

More than 85 people from across the region were recognised at this ceremony.

More than 1300 medals will be awarded across the state in a series of ceremonies.