Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Nominations for the Ambulance Service Medal Award are now open and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is encouraging local residents to put forward the name of someone they think deserves recognition.
“Our local paramedics, Ambulance Victoria staff members and auxiliary volunteers all do a fantastic job helping people when they are most in need, working long hours and often putting themselves at risk for the sake of others,” Mr Bull said.
“The Ambulance Service Medal is the most prestigious means of recognising distinguished service by these men and women and the awards are made by the Governor-General of Australia as part of the Australian honours system.”
Mr Bull said the award was intended for frontline paramedics who provide service directly to the community, particularly in times of emergency or disaster. Full-time and part-time paramedics and volunteer members of Ambulance Victoria are eligible.
“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 the organisation.”
Mr Bull says nomination forms, which include assessment criteria, can be collected from his office at 1278 Main Street, Bairnsdale. Nominations close Friday, July 20.
Thursday, July 5, 2018