Ambo recog­nised for 35 years of ser­vice

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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.

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