AMBULANCE SERVICE OF NSW

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL .


History
This award was reintroduced on l0 August 1990. The ntroduction of the Distinguished Service Medal for Ambulance Officers is for acts of conspicuous bravery.
The medal is to give recognition to ambulance officers who perform courageous acts deemed to be beyond the line of normal duty, but, which may or may not be eligible for an award under the Australian Honours System, or the Royal Humane Society of New South Wales.

Design
The gold and enamel medal (obverse) is the eight pointed ambulance cross inside an annulus on which are the words Ambulance Service of New South Wales Underneath are the words For Distinguished Service.
The reverse has provision for the recipients name to be inscribed. The medal is suspended from a bar attached to a red, white and blue ribbon. A gold brooch clip permits the medal to be worn on appropriate occasions. The medal is provided in a presentation case with a miniature of the medal and ribbon. The Medal/miniature/ ribbon bar may be worn on the right side of an ambu-lance officer's dress uniform or equivalent civilian clothing.

Citation
The medal is accompanied by a citation stating the circumstances surrounding the award.
Eligibility Criteria
Ambulance officers placing their own lives at risk by performing courageous acts to carry out their duties, and acts of conspicuous bravery, may be considered for this award. A person who is already a holder of the medal is not eligible for another award of the medal.

Presentation
This award should be presented at a formal ceremony, a specially organised presentation of medals and awards ceremony, or similar function.

The award should be presented by:
> Chief Executive
> General Manager, Operations
> Minister For Health


AMBULANCE SERVICE OF NSW
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL


History
On 20 August 1990 the Ambulance Service of New South Wales Meritorious Service Medal was introduced to recognise outstanding contributions to duty by employ-ees of the Ambulance Service. It is to be awarded for 'meritorious service', that is, service distinguishable from an employee's faithful and zealous service of ordinary work.

Design
The silver medal is 36 millimetres in diameter (obverse) an eight pointed ambulance cross and the State emblem inside an annulus on which are the words Ambulance Service of New South Wales. Underneath are the words Meritorious Service. The reverse has provision for the recipients name to be inscribed. The medal is suspended from a bar attached to a red and white ribbon. A brooch clip permits the medal to be worn on appropriate occa-sions.
The medal is provided in a presentation case with a miniature of the medal and ribbon bar or lapel pin. The Medal/miniature/ribbon bar may be worn on the right side of an ambulance officer's dress uniform or equivalent civilian clothing.

Citation
The medal is accompanied by a citation stating the circumstances surrounding the award.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to all staff for service that may be considered meritorious if it demonstrates a high degree of resource
and devotion to duty in a particular situation or in the exemplary discharge of special duties above and beyond
an employee's normal work. Examples of service include:
> showing conspicuous merit or ability
> achieving major developments for Ambulance
> achieving greatly improved methods of patient care
> being a significant inspiration to members of Ambulance
> a high level of performance over a long period of time.
A person who is already a holder of the medal is not eligible for another award of the medal.

Presentation
This award should be presented at a formal ceremony, a
specially organised presentation of medals and awards
ceremony, or similar function.


The award should be presented by:
> Chief Executive
> General Manager, Operations
> General Manager, Corporate Services
> Minister for Health


AMBULANCE SERVICE OF NSW
COMMENDATION FOR COURAGE
(effective 17 May 2005)


History
The Award was introduced as a replacement to the 1989 State Superintendent's Certificate Award, allowing for a higher award where the efforts of an employee warranted
a more substantive recognition, although not warranting a medal.

Description
A ribbon drop and emblem on red/blue/red/blue/red 32mm wide and 90mm long ribbon.
The presentation set comprises full/miniature/ribbon bar and the award is worn on the right side of of an ambulance officerís dress uniform or with lapel pin on equivalent civilian clothing.

Citation
Citation outlining details of the incident.

Eligibility Criteria
Awarded to an ambulance officer, who in the performance of duty under hazardous circumstances displayed courage of a high order beyond that of expectation, while consciously placing themselves at substantial risk of injury.
Where appropriate a nomination may be referred to the Royal Humane Society of NSW or Australian Honours Bravery Council. However a person who is already a holder of this commendation is not eligible for an additionalaward of this commendation.

Presentation
A suitable function such as a special presentation
ceremony for other awards.
The presentation should be made by:
> Chief Executive
> General Manager, Operations


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ACT Ambulance Service

Distinguished Service Award


Award Criteria
The ACTAS Distinguished Service Award is to recognize A.C.T Ambulance Service Officers and other Employee's of the Service who, during the performance of duties, courageously placed their own lives at risk performing conspicuous acts of bravery.

Medal Description
The ACTAS Distinguished Service Award is made of solid silver, is 40mm in diameter and produced by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.

The overall shape of the medal is of a Maltese Cross design, which is defined as "a cross made from four straight lined pointed arrowheads, meeting at their points, with the ends of the arms consisting of inverted V's"

The Maltese Cross has traditional connection to ambulance services and can be found prominently incorporated into the design of every ambulance service's badge throughout Australia.

The Maltese Cross's first known use was by the Hospitaller Knights who came into existence in the early part of the 12th Century during the Christian Holy Land Crusades and provided "care & hospitality" to Christian pilgrims and other injured crusaders.

On the obverse side of the medal is the A.C.T's Coat of Arms surrounded by the words Australian Capital Territory Ambulance Service and on the reverse side is inscribed with the name of a recipient and, the year in which the award was made.

Medal Riband
The riband's core colour is Green being representative of Ambulance operations. At either end of the riband are narrow Blue and Gold stripes being the colours of the A.C.T. Flag. In the center is a broad Red stripe being symbolic of Bravery.

( The award is worn on the right side)


 

ACT Ambulance Service
Meritorious Service Award


Award Criteria
The ACTAS Meritorious Service Award is to recognize outstanding contribution to duty, by an ambulance officer or employee's of the ACT Ambulance Service. It may be considered meritorious if it demonstrated a high degree of resource and devotion to duty in a particular situation or in the exemplary discharge of special duties, above and beyond an officer and employee's normal duties.


Medal Description
The ACTAS Meritorious Service Award is made of solid bronze, is 40mm in diameter and produced by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.

The overall shape of the medal is of a Maltese Cross design, which is defined as "a cross made from four straight lined pointed arrowheads, meeting at their points, with the ends of the arms consisting of inverted V's"

The Maltese Cross has traditional connection to ambulance services and can be found prominently incorporated into the design of every ambulance service's badge throughout Australia.

The Maltese Cross's first known use was by the Hospitaller Knights who came into existence in the early part of the 12th Century during the Christian Holy Land Crusades.

On the obverse side of the medal is the A.C.T's Coat of Arms surrounded by the words Australian Capital Territory Ambulance Service and on the reverse side, the name of a recipient and, the year in which the award was made is inscribed.

Medal Riband
The riband's core colour is Green, this being representative of Ambulance operations. At either end of the riband are narrow Blue and Gold stripes these being the colours of the A.C.T. Flag. In the center of the riband is a broad Gold stripe, being symbolic for Merit.


Last Updated 21 February, 2009