Steph praises Emergency Services Community Awards finalist

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced that Mr Bill Atchison from Grenfell has been named one of 24 NSW finalists for the 2018 Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards.

Ms Cooke said it was a huge achievement and honour to be nominated.

“Bill has been chosen for his character and outstanding service provided over 16 years to the SES as a volunteer member and peer support member and 45 years work with the Ambulance Service,” she said.

“On behalf of the electorate of Cootamundra I thank Bill for his dedication and commitment to our community and wish him all the best for the Awards Presentation Dinner when the winners will be announced.”

Finalists come from the following emergency services agencies:

  • Fire and Rescue NSW;
  • NSW Ambulance;
  • NSW Rural Fire Service;
  • NSW State Emergency Service;
  • Marine Rescue NSW; and
  • NSW Volunteer Rescue Association

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the awards shine a light on the outstanding contribution of emergency services men and women across the state.

“These awards celebrate the outstanding commitment, sacrifice and spirit of service. As a community it is important that we take the time to acknowledge and thank volunteers and personnel who give so much of themselves and ask so little in return,” Mr Grant said.

Winners for each service, plus two special winners for NSW, and the young volunteer will be announced at an Awards Presentation Dinner, at the Bankstown Sports Club on June 1, 2018.

Family, friends, supporters and the general public are invited to attend the presentation dinner. Tickets can purchased at: