Volunteer Ross Constable of Marine Rescue Narooma attended Government House in Canberra to received his Emergency Services Medal from the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, his excellency general the honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
The Emergency Services Medal was instituted in 1999 to recognise those who have rendered distinguished service as a member of an Australian emergency service. It is awarded to both those in state services and voluntary organisations. The Emergency Services Medal also recognises people who are involved in emergency management, training or education.
The Emergency Services Medal (ESM) recognises distinguished service as a member of an Australian emergency service. Ross has given distinguished service to MR Narooma and the South Coast boating community for two decades, displaying the highest levels of professionalism and leadership as a vessel Master and member of the Unit Executive.
His skill and experience gives his crew members confidence in his navigational abilities and judgment, even in the most unfavourable of sea and weather conditions. He has led numerous challenging search and rescue operations in response to traumatic emergencies, including a number of fatalities on hazardous local bar crossings and offshore coastal waters.
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