Volunteers from the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Manly Unit have been recognised for their diligent service to the community at a special awards ceremony.
Manly MP James Griffin officially presented awards to 17 volunteers from the Manly Unit, including the Commissioner’s Commendation for Service, and Long Service Medals ranging from five years to 25 years of service with the NSW SES.
In presenting the awards, Mr Griffin thanked the volunteers for their outstanding work on behalf of the community.
“These awards recognise not only our volunteers’ years of active service, but also their diligence and dedication to the safety of their community,” Mr Griffin said.
“While all volunteers in the NSW SES show an extraordinary level of commitment to their communities, award presentations such as this provide a wonderful opportunity for special recognition.
“There is obviously a huge wealth of knowledge in the NSW SES Manly Unit, and that absolutely deserves to be celebrated, and it’s something we are very grateful for.
“It is a tribute to the dedicated volunteers of the NSW SES that so many have achieved these important milestones.”
NSW SES Director for Information and Communications Technology Stephen McRobert also acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the Manly Unit in their community engagement activities and cadet training.
“The Manly Unit has been heavily involved in Flood Awareness Campaigns, and is actively supporting the cadet program, which is successfully run at the Manly Selective Campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College,” Mr McRobert said.
“Engaging academically-gifted students by introducing them to authentic rescue scenarios is a great way to expose students to emergency services and volunteering.
“These volunteers have a long and proud history in assisting the local community with invaluable responses during various emergencies.
“It’s great to see their commitment to creating collaborative partnerships with the community to build resilience and better prepare for severe weather in the future.”