Ambo recognised for 35 years of service
Station Officer Rodger Howard from Jerilderie was awarded his 2nd Clasp to the National Medal in Wagga last month.
The medal is in recognition of 35 years service to Ambulance NSW.
Officer Howard started with the Ambulance Service in September 1984 in the Hunter Region.
In 1986 he was successful in obtaining the position of Ambulance Officer Cessnock, again in the Hunter Region.
Then in 1988 he was transferred to Dungog Station. He then applied and was successful at the promotional transition of Station Officer Grade 1 at Cobar Station in the then Far West Region.
Officer Howard has completed a number of courses while employed by Ambulance NSW.
These include: Rescue Basic Course, MAST Suit Course, Defibrillation Instruction and Advanced Disaster Management.
In February 1992, Officer Howard successfully completed his Superintendent’s Diploma.
In July 2003 he became Station Officer Grade One in Jerilderie (Southern Division), a position he still holds.
He completed his Ambulance Management Qualifi- cation in November 2010. Officer Howard has held a number of voluntary positions within the various communities where he has worked and lived.
These include local rescue boards, health councils and domestic violence committees.
Officer Howard was presented with his 1st Clasp to the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 20 years of continuous dedication to Ambulance NSW in September 2007.
He has received numerous letters of appreciation from members of the community for his professionalism and compassion.
Roger Howard (right) receives his award from Superintendent Mark Beasley.