ACT State Emergency Service volunteers recognised with Chief Officer Awards

18 volunteers have been officially recognised at the ACT State Emergency Service Chief Officer Awards which acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the Service and its members. A special congratulations to the ESA Chaplaincy Team and Gungahlin College who were also recognised for their ongoing support. 
Mark Rattigan was the recipient of the highest individual honour, the Tony Graham Leadership Award, for his ongoing dedication and commitment to the Service. Over the last 12 months, Mark successfully led a team to a third-place finish at the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Perth and demonstrated his leadership capabilities when he led an interstate deployment to NSW as part of the flood response. 
Tony Graham Leadership and Values Award 
·       Mark Rattigan – Gungahlin Unit 
Chief Officer Commendation for Exemplary Service 
·       Anne Tool – Pialligo Unit 
·       Edward Fryer – Tuggeranong Unit 
·       Gabriel Nelson – Rivers Unit 
·       Glenn Andrews – Gungahlin Unit 
·       Madelene Gardner – Belconnen Unit 
·       Rodger Edwards – Rivers Unit 
Chief Officer Commendation for Diligent Service 
·       Brodie Carnegie – Majura Unit 
·       Amy Lambert – Tuggeranong Unit 
·       Jeremy Black – Gungahlin Unit 
·       David Barr – Pialligo Unit 
·       Debra Gradie – Rivers Unit 
·       Graeme Tonge – Tuggeranong Unit 
·       Sean Walton – Woden Unit 
Chief Officer Certificate of Appreciation 
·       ESA Chaplaincy Team 
·       Gungahlin College 
ACTSESVA Youth Achievement Award 
·       Amy Lambert 
Unit Commander Commendation 
·       Graeme Cornish – Gungahlin Unit 
·       Madelene Gardner – Belconnen Unit 
·       Matt Whiting – Woden Unit 
·       Michael Dean – Rivers Unit 
Recognition of 50 years of service 
·       Avon Richards-Smith 
·       Graeme  Tonge 
Congratulations to all the deserving recipients!