Grants and awards Emergency Services | May 29, 2017

2018 Ambulance Service Medal Award

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is once again calling for people to consider nominating an Ambulance Victoria staff member or volunteer for the 2018 Ambulance Service Medal award.

“Our local ambulance services do a fantastic job helping people when they are most in need. Paramedics, volunteers and auxiliary members work long hours and often put themselves at risk for the sake of others,” Ms Kealy said.

The Ambulance Service Medal is intended for front-line paramedics who provide service directly to the community, particularly in times of emergency or disaster. Full time and part-time paramedics, volunteers and auxiliary members are eligible for the award.

“Potential nominees could include someone who has provided exceptional training or public education in community first aid or someone who has developed a new system for medical care or transport. It could also be for someone who has delivered outstanding leadership to support the development of others within Ambulance Victoria,” Ms Kealy said.

“All nominations are strictly kept confidential and the person being nominated should not be approached for information or be advised of the nomination at any stage,” she said.

Awards are made by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, on the nomination of the responsible Minister in each state and territory, and awarded to recipients as part of the Australia Day Honours List each year.

“The Ambulance Service Medal is the most prestigious means of recognising distinguished service by men and women of Australia’s ambulance organisations,” Ms Kealy said.

“If you know of someone who has gone above and beyond their normal call to service and you believe would be worthy of an Ambulance Service Medal award, please contact my office on 5382 0097 for more information and a nomination form,” she said.

Nominations close 21 July 2017.

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