Volunteers from the New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Sydney Western Region have been recognised for their diligent service to their community.
Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott officially presented awards for 13 volunteers from across the NSW SES ‘The Hills Unit’ with Long Service Awards ranging from 5 years to 45 years of service with the NSW SES. Mr Elliott was joined at the ceremony by NSW SES Assistant Commissioner Greg Newton, NSW SES Sydney Western Region Controller Peter Cinque, The Hills Shire Council Mayor Michelle Byrne, volunteers and their families.
In handing over the awards, Mr Elliott thanked the volunteers for their outstanding work on behalf of the community.
“These awards are in recognition of the diligent service shown by these members who have dedicated many years to volunteering for the NSW SES. In fact when you add up their years of service together it equates to 190 years of experience,” Mr Elliott said.
“While all volunteers in the NSW SES show an extraordinary level of commitment to their communities, award presentations such as this provide special recognition to those volunteers whose accumulated wisdom and experience is irreplaceable.
“It is a fantastic achievement that 13 of the Region’s volunteers are being awarded with Long Service Awards today. There is obviously a huge wealth of knowledge in the NSW SES Sydney Western Region.
“It is a tribute to the dedicated volunteers of the NSW SES that so many have achieved this important milestone,” Mr Elliott said.
NSW SES Sydney Western Region Controller, Peter Cinque also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of each volunteer who received their awards today.
“One of the strengths of the NSW SES is the great team spirit and friendships that develop and this strength sees volunteers staying with the service for many years,” he said.
The volunteers of the NSW SES Sydney Western Region have done a wonderful job over the past year providing over 35,000 volunteering hours of their time helping the local community.