Recognising 925 years of emergency service

Released 07/11/2018

Forty-three emergency services personnel were today recognised for their long and diligent service to the community at the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) National Medal Ceremony held at Old Parliament House.

Today I was honoured to present 22 members with National Medals for 15 years of service, 14 members with National Medals for 25 year of service, and seven members with National Medals for 35 years of service.

The National Medal acknowledges the dedication and long service of those who have volunteered or worked with the ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire & Rescue Service, ACT Rural Fire Service or ACT State Emergency Service.

National Medals are presented for 15 years qualifying service, with Clasps also presented for each additional qualifying period of 10 years.

The women and men recognised today have delivered a combined total of 925 years of emergency service to our community.

ESA volunteers and staff do difficult and often dangerous work. To remain committed to the delivery of emergency services for that length of time is truly remarkable and worthy of recognition.

I would like to thank these extraordinary recipients for the work they do and for the rest of the staff within the ESA for their commitment and the service they provide to our community.

I wish to acknowledge and thank the family and friends of our award recipients. Your ongoing support to allow your loved ones to protect and care for the ACT community, does not go unnoticed.

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