ACT State Emergency Service presents 2021 Honours & Awards

25 ACT State Emergency Service volunteers have been recognised at the 2021 Honours and Awards ceremony.


The awards reflect the dedication and ongoing support that volunteers provide to keep the Canberra community safe through storm and flood response, search and rescue, bushfire support, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. The recipients are:


10 Years of Service

·       Brendan Spence

·       Kathy Abraham

·       Matthew Hemmings

·       Nicholas Dixon-Wilmshurst

·       Damian McRae

·       Kate Greeney

·       Warren Gurr


20 Years of Service

·       Matthew Buttriss

·       Sean Quercini


Honorary Life Membership

·       Graham Ible


Chief Officer Commendation for Diligent Service

·       Garry Boxsell (Woden Unit)

·       Sian Owen Jones (Belconnen Unit)

·       Graeme Cornish (Gungahlin Unit)

·       Sarah Murphy (Tuggeranong Unit)


Chief Officer Commendation for Meritorious Service

·       Brendan Mace (Woden Unit)

·       Joe Sparks (Belconnen Unit)

·       Aaron Broughton (Majura Unit)

·       Alyssia Tennant (Gungahlin Unit)

·       David Barr (Pialligo Unit)

·       Adam Naylor (Tuggeranong Unit)

·       Sue Elsbury (Peer Support Team Leader)


Chief Officer Unit Commendation for Meritorious Service

·       ACTSES Tuggeranong Unit


Employer Recognition Award

·       Qirx


ACTSES Youth Award – Awarded by ACTSES VA

·       James Palmer


Tony Grahams Leadership and Values Award

·       Patrick Coffey


Well done to all the deserving award winners!