Queen's Birthday Honours List
Published Date: 10 Jun 2013
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has congratulated the NSW Police and Emergency Service personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Eight NSW Police officers have received the Australian Police Medal, five Firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW and six from the Rural Fire Service have been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal, one member of the NSW State Emergency Service and three Marine Rescue NSW members have received the Emergency Services Medal.
"This is a huge honour for these men and women who, every day, dedicate their lives to assisting others," Minister Gallacher said.
"Today's Queen's Birthday Honours celebrations are an opportunity for colleagues, family, friends and indeed members of the community to recognise the contribution made by our emergency service personnel.
"Today's award recipients should be very proud of their achievement, and though I know none of them entered the field of emergency services for awards and accolades, they are very deserving of them.
"We have seen over the past 12 months the devastation and destruction mother nature can cause, be it fires or flooding, and it is these brave men and women who give up their weekends, holidays, family time and in many cases their every day jobs, to ensure the safety and welfare of those in need.
"To be an emergency service worker, be it a full time staff member or volunteer, in the eyes of the community, you are every day heroes, very deserving of today's medals.
"I congratulate you all on a wonderful achievement," Minister Gallacher concluded.
Contact Name: Tess Salmon (Minister's Office)
Contact Phone: 0467 740 017