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Vivienne Miller Named Hornsby's Woman of the Year

Local RFS hero Vivienne Miller was deservedly named Hornsby's Woman of the Year for her outstanding service. To read more about Vivienne's decorated RFS career, follow the attachment below to the Hornsby Advocate article.

Mr MATT KEAN (Hornsby—Parliamentary Secretary) [5.14 p.m.]: I have the pleasure of acknowledging Hornsby's Local Woman of the Year, Vivienne Miller. At 65, Vivienne is a dedicated and active volunteer member of the Hornsby community. She has 43 years of service with the NSW Rural Fire Service and 27 years of service with St John Ambulance. Vivienne joined the Cowan Rural Fire Brigade in August 1973. She has been an active member of Hornsby Headquarters, Berowra Brigade, president of Communications Brigade and is still active with the Cowan Brigade today, where she has held numerous positions including first aid officer and deputy captain.

Vivienne has been closely involved with both St John Ambulance and the NSW Rural Fire Service in the areas of first aid and advanced oxygen resuscitation training. Vivienne is well liked and very well respected by members and staff of the Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai district, where she has trained many of our volunteers in basic to advanced first aid skills and oxygen resuscitation. The time that Vivienne has freely and pleasantly given to all members, especially in the area of first aid training, can only be described as outstanding. Indeed, without Vivienne's contribution to the district, our first aid training would not be to the high standard that it is today.

Vivienne is well decorated. In 1993, she was admitted as a serving sister of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. In 1997 she received the service medal of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, and was promoted to the level of Commander of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 2005. She also received the St John Instructor of the Year award in 2000. In 2011, Vivienne received the National Medal (2nd Clasp) for 35 years of dedicated service to the NSW Rural Fire Service and then in 2014, she received the Long Service Award (3rd Clasp) for 40 years of service to the NSW Rural Fire Service. Vivienne is humble and distinguished. Hornsby is very lucky to have volunteers such as Vivienne who gives up her time to help serve her local community.

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