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Local Emergency Services Personnel Receive Awards For Excellence And Committment
(l-r) Stu McFayden, Cr John Gains, Damien O’Connor, Fiona Fleming (on behalf of her mother Diana), George Scott, Jan Teasdale, Richard Williams, Ron Sharp, Cr Mary O’Connor, Stephen Johnson, Robert Scott, Hilton Chadwick
The awards aim to recognise the contribution that both paid and unpaid emergency services members make to their community
By Carol McCormack - 11th November 2002 - Back to News
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Several local emergency services workers were recently awarded Bass Coast Shire Council Emergency Services Excellence Awards for their commitment and service to the local community.
The awards were presented at a combined Emergency Services Picnic Day on Sunday 27 October at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine. The Picnic was attended by representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance, Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Parks Victoria, St. John Ambulance, Wonthaggi Surf Life Saving Club and Bass Coast Shire Council.
Diana Fleming from Australian Red Cross and Richard Williams from Rural Ambulance Victoria, both received a certificate from Bass Coast Shire Council in recognition of their excellent and long-term service to the community.
"It was an honour making this presentation to two people who have dedicated so much time and effort to their community," said Cr John Gains, Mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council.
The Mayor and Cr Mary O’Connor also presented certificates to the following people in recognition of their excellent service to their respective agencies as well as the community:
- Sergeant Stephen Johnson – Victoria Police
- Ron Sharpe – SES
- Stu McFayden – Parks Victoria
- Damien O’Connor - CFA
- Jane Teasdale – St. John Ambulance
- Gerard Kent – CFA
- Mal McCann – Rural Ambulance Victoria
- Hilton Chadwick – Council
- George Scott – Wonthaggi Life Saving Club
The awards aim to recognise the contribution that both paid and unpaid emergency services members make to their community. Agencies were asked to nominate both professional and volunteer staff that deserve recognition for excellence and service. The picnic was supported by the Rotary Club of Wonthaggi, the Salvation Army, Kevin Perry, Regional SES Director, the Wonthaggi Lions Club and Bass Coast Shire Council.
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