Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Recognising Local Emergency Service Personnel

Rural Fire Service fireman turned away facing fire truck

Nominations are now open for an award program that recognises frontline emergency services personnel for service above and beyond the call of duty.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP said the annual Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, provide an opportunity for Ku-ring-gai emergency services personnel to be recognised at a statewide level.

“We are indebted to the dedication and selfless service of our local men and women who ensure the Ku-ring-gai community remains safe,” Mr Henskens said.

“Emergency services personnel are not only first responders during times of crisis but they also perform essential work year-round, such as community engagement and fundraising.

“I encourage everyone in Ku-ring-gai to consider recognising a local hero by nominating them for an Emergency Services Community Award.”

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the unprecedented storms and floods have resulted in one of the most challenging times ever faced by emergency services personnel.

“Having spent weeks on the ground in the Northern Rivers region, I have seen firsthand the selfless work they continue to do,” Ms Cooke said.

The Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards recognise the dedication and service of emergency service personnel and volunteers from Fire and Rescue NSW, Marine Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, the NSW State Emergency Service, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Surf Life Saving NSW and VRA Rescue NSW.

Nominations will remain open until Tuesday, 31 May with finalists to be announced on Wednesday, 22 June at Parliament House. An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 13 August at Bankstown Sports Club.

Nominations can be submitted at: