Volunteers from the New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Sydney Western Region have been recognised for their diligent service to their community at an awards ceremony held last Saturday.
Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott officially presented awards for 38 volunteers from across the Region with Long Service Awards ranging from 10 years to 30 years of service with the NSW SES.
In presenting 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 nine 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 155 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 nine 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.”
Six volunteers were also presented on the day with Queensland Government Citations for their involvement on the 2010-11 Queensland Floods and Cyclone Yasi.
NSW SES Sydney Western Region Controller Peter Cinque also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of each volunteer who received their awards.
“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,” Mr Cinque said.
“The volunteers of thye NSW SES Sydney Western Region have done a wonderful job over the past year, providing nearly 5,000 volunteering hours of their time helping the local community.”