Paramedics' long service honoured
WARWICK Ambulance Station paramedics Dave Thompson, Tony Windle, Troy Haley and Doug Madsen have all been honoured for their long service as officers.
At a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) awards ceremony in Toowoomba on Friday, Mr Thompson was presented with a 10-year service award, while Mr Windle was honoured for 20 years of service.
Amazingly Mr Madsen has clocked up even more time serving the community.
He was presented with an award marking 30 years in the service.
QAS commissioner David Melville said the paramedics were dedicated professionals who had served their community during a long period of time.
“It is fitting that their efforts are acknowledged,” he said.
“Typical of this level of dedication is Wandoan Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Evan Thelander who was presented with a 30 Year Long Service Medal and Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation.
“The awards recognise officer Thelander’s diligent service at Emerald, Oakey, Toowoomba and Wandoan stations since he commenced service with the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade in 1979.”
The QAS south-western region conducts awards ceremonies twice yearly to recognise outstanding work and contributions from staff and volunteers to the community.
Also honoured at the awards ceremony was Warwick Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) member Peter Stewart.
He was one of five people who had been members of the LACs for a combined total of 130 years.