25 September 2023

ESA officers pinned for long service medals

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The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has recognised the long and faithful service of 43 members of its team in a national medal ceremony at Old Parliament House.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman presented 22 members with National Medals for 15 years of service, 14 members with National Medals for 25 years of service, and seven with National Medals for 35 years of service.

Mr Gentleman said the National Medal acknowledged the dedication and long service of those who had volunteered or worked with the ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Fire and Rescue Service, ACT Rural Fire Service or ACT State Emergency Service.

“National Medals are presented for 15 years qualifying service, with clasps also presented for each additional qualifying period of 10 years,” Mr Gentleman said.

“The women and men recognised today have delivered a combined total of 925 years of emergency service to our community.”

He said ESA volunteers and staff did difficult and often dangerous work. To remain committed to the delivery of emergency services for that length of time was truly remarkable and worthy of recognition.

“I would like to thank these extraordinary recipients for the work they do and for the rest of the staff within the ESA for their commitment and the service they provide to our community,” the Minister said.

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