Grants and awards Emergency Services | June 08, 2016

Nominations open for Ambulance Service Medal

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is again calling for people to consider nominations for the Ambulance Service Medal award.

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

“Again this year, I am in search for people within the Lowan Electorate who are eligible for an Ambulance Service Medal award,” she said.

The Ambulance Service Medal recognises men and women of Australia’s ambulance organisations and is intended for front-line paramedics who provide service directly to the community, particularly in times of emergency or disaster.

“Considerations for this award 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.

“I was proud to congratulate Mr Sandy Kahn ASM from Horsham who received an Ambulance Service Medal as part of this year’s Australia Day Awards. This award recognised Sandy’s involvement, contributions and efforts to go above and beyond the call of duty to help save local lives,” Ms Kealy said.

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

“If you know of someone who has gone 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,” she said.

Nominations close 22 July 2016.

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