Local Hornsby RFS volunteer Lindi Kingdom is one of twenty-four emergency services workers named as finalists for the 2019 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said it was people like Lindi who exemplified the community spirit of the State’s emergency services workers.
“These awards are an opportunity for the Hornsby community to reflect and celebrate the tireless efforts of our local emergency services,” Matt Kean said.
The finalists come from many walks of life, representing each of Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, NSW State Emergency Services, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association and Marine Rescue NSW.
Between them they have 466 years of combined service. As Deputy Captain of the catering unit, Lindi spends her weekends making and delivering food to hungry SES volunteers out training or fighting fires.
“I would like to thank Rotary for this opportunity and I am looking forward to attending the award ceremony with my family and brigade,” Mrs Kingdom said.
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott said, "The awards shine a light on the enormous contribution of emergency services workers."
“Emergency services workers and volunteers give so much of themselves to the community and ask so little in return. We are indebted to all our unsung heroes and will never take for granted their commitment to protecting the community,” Mr Elliott said.
Winners will be announced at an Awards Presentation Dinner at the Bankstown Sports Club. The general public are invited to attend the presentation dinner.
Tickets can purchased at: www.RotaryESCawards.org.au.
Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph Weekly