Lesley Smith from Cumberland Zone Rural Fire Service has been named as one of NSW’s 28 top emergency service workers.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies congratulated Lesley Smith on being recognised as a finalist in the 2022 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.
The Award asks the community to help recognise outstanding Community Service performed by paid and volunteer members of Emergency Service Agencies.
“Lesley has exemplified the best of Rotary’s motto “Service above Self” and has demonstrated a significant contribution to her agency, the community and has the personal attributes of an individual that always serves and never asks to be recognised,” Mrs Davies said.
“Our community has faced back-to-back natural disasters and throughout it all our brave emergency services have stepped up to face it all, protecting our communities and protecting our livelihoods.”
“The work our emergency services carry out is unlike any other. It is dangerous, it is at many times life-threatening and despite these facts, they never cease to continue to come to the aid of families and be our number one defence against some of the worst natural disasters.”
Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke spoke at the ceremony held in NSW Parliament today and announced the finalists of the Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.
“Every year these awards honour those who have dedicated their lives to protecting people and property from a range of emergencies, hazards and severe weather events,” Ms Cooke said.
Winners of the Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards will be announced at an awards event at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday, 13 August.
For more information visit: rotaryESCawards.org.au