Nom­i­nate an Ambo

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Recog­nise a lo­cal Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria staff mem­ber or vol­un­teer by nom­i­nat­ing them for the 2018 Am­bu­lance Ser­vice Medal award.

Mem­ber for Euroa Steph Ryan said lo­cal am­bu­lance ser­vices do a fan­tas­tic job help­ing people when they are most in need and these awards of­fered a chance to recog­nise this.

‘‘Paramedics and vol­un­teers work long hours and of­ten put them­selves at risk for the sake of others, and a lot of their work wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out the as­sis­tance of aux­il­iary mem­bers,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘Full-time and part-time paramedics, vol­un­teers and aux­il­iary mem­bers are all el­i­gi­ble for the award.

‘‘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 some­one who has de­liv­ered out­stand­ing lead­er­ship to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of others within Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria.’’

Awards are made by the Gover­norGen­eral of the Com­mon­wealth of Aus­tralia and are awarded to re­cip­i­ents as part of the Aus­tralia Day Hon­ours List each year.

‘‘If you know of some­one who has gone above and be­yond their nor­mal call to ser­vice you be­lieve would be wor­thy of an Am­bu­lance Ser­vice Medal award, I would en­cour­age you to nom­i­nate them,’’ Ms Ryan said.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able by phon­ing 5762 1600.

Nom­i­na­tions close July 21.

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