Recog­ni­tion for ded­i­ca­tion

Alpine Observer - - News -

TEN State Emer­gency Ser­vice vol­un­teers from Myrtle­ford and Bright have been recog­nised for long ser­vice and their ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to re­spond­ing to calls for as­sis­tance.

Five Myrtle­ford and five Bright mem­bers were hon­oured at the VICSES North East Re­gion an­nual awards cer­e­mony in Be­nalla on May 26.

Myrtle­ford’s Brooke Sacco re­ceived the Na­tional Medal for long and dili­gent ser­vice to the com­mu­nity as well as a 15 year ser­vice medal while Bright’s Gor­don Thomas has now given 40 years to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Gra­ham Gales was awarded for 30 years’ ser­vice while John Hen­nessy and Neville West were recog­nised for half a cen­tury worth of ded­i­ca­tion.

Va­lerie McPher­son re­ceived her 20 year ser­vice medal while fel­low Myrtle­ford mem­bers Michael Sacco and Matthew Leonard got 15 year hon­ours.

Bright pair Bar­rett Hig­man and Sean Jin­nette were the other two recog­nised af­ter notch­ing 10 years in SES.

VICSES is the con­trol agency for flood, storm, earth­quake and tsunami and pro­vides road crash res­cue and search and res­cue with other emer­gency ser­vices in­clud­ing CFA and Vic­to­ria Po­lice.

As­sis­tant chief of­fi­cer Keith O’Brien said each award re­cip­i­ent had demon­strated out­stand­ing com­mit­ment and ded­i­cated count­less hours to serv­ing their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“SES vol­un­teers are so highly val­ued and re­spected in our com­mu­ni­ties and es­sen­tial to the pro­tec­tion of Vic­to­ria,” he said

“They per­form a wide va­ri­ety of tasks, in­clud­ing cut­ting up dan­ger­ous trees felled by storms, sand­bag­ging crit­i­cal com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture to pro­tect them from floods and res­cu­ing peo­ple who have been stranded, lost or in­jured.

“They’re also out in their com­mu­ni­ties demon­strat­ing and dis­cussing how peo­ple can be pre­pared and re­silient long be­fore dis­as­ter strikes.

“We would like to take the time to recog­nise and cel­e­brate our vol­un­teer’s com­mu­nity com­mit­ment and the sup­port of their fam­i­lies and em­ploy­ers that en­able them to serve the com­mu­nity.” Both avail­able in Queen, King & Su­per King Plus stay cosy and warm in our qual­ity range of Flan­nelette sheet sets

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