Ac­knowl­edged for her brav­ery by RFDS

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

DIS­PLAY­ING a calm head and nerves of steel in tu­mul­tuous cir­cum­stances has seen Sarah Lette awarded the 2017 Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice Local Hero Award.

Fol­low­ing a car crash in 2015 which in­volved her part­ner and her­self in one car and a young fam­ily in the other, Sarah, from Eidsvold, man­aged to run and call for help in a lim­ited mobile re­cep­tion area.

Af­ter call­ing the emer­gency ser­vices, she pulled her part­ner from the ve­hi­cle as the other fam­ily man­aged to slowly free them­selves.

If it wasn’t for Sarah’s abil­ity to act in such a calm and mea­sured man­ner, those in­volved in the or­deal may have suf­fered very dif­fer­ent fates.

For her ef­forts, Sarah was awarded the Bund­aberg re­gion’s 2017 RFDS Local Hero Award at a morn­ing tea held at the Bund­aberg.

The Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Nino Di Marco said the RFDS Local Hero Awards were es­tab­lished in 2016 to thank and ac­knowl­edge those out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als who self­lessly sup­port the work of the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice in their re­gion.

“On be­half of all of us at the RFDS here in Queens­land we would like to con­grat­u­late and thank all Local Hero nom­i­nees across Queens­land who work be­hind the scenes to sup­port the work of the Fly­ing Doc­tor teams,” Mr Di Marco said.

Er­gon re­tail ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Ch­eryl Hop­kins said Er­gon was proud to be a long-term part­ner of the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice Queens­land and spon­sor of the RFDS Local Hero Awards.

“The RFDS are an in­te­gral part of the re­gional Queens­land pro­vid­ing life­sav­ing ser­vices. How­ever, like any es­sen­tial ser­vice, they couldn’t do it with­out the sup­port of many in­di­vid­u­als,” Ms Hop­kins said.

“Every com­mu­nity has those peo­ple who go above and beyond.”

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