Julie Townsend of VRA Rescue NSW Narromine has been named as one of NSW top 28 emergency service workers.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders congratulated Julie on being recognised as a finalist in the 2022 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.
“Our community has faced back to back natural disasters and challenging events over the past few years, whether it be drought, bush fires, COVID-19, floods or storms,” Mr Saunders said.
“There seemed to be no respite for our first responders, including Julie, but they never stopped working to protect local residents.
“This courage and commitment is exactly why we continue to thank them, and recognise them for their ongoing service.”
Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said a ceremony to reveal the finalists of the Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards was held in Parliament House on Wednesday 22 June.
“Every year these awards honour those who have dedicated their lives to protecting people and property from a range of emergencies, hazards and sever weather events,” Ms Cooke said.
Finalists have been selected from a range of emergency service agencies.
Winners of the Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards will be announced at an awards presentation evening at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday 13 August.
For more information, visit http://rotaryescawards.org.au.