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Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Community Awards


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About the Awards
The ACT Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards are designed to  recognise our emergency service personnel whom have gone above and  beyond their call of duty and reflected the Rotary motto of “Service  above Self”.
RESCA is a community nominated Awards, therefore it is based on the  reputation of the personnel from their local communities viewpoint.
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Our Silver Partners

Rotary Clubs of ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) are  asking the ACT Community to help us recognise outstanding Community  Service performed by paid and volunteer members of ACT Emergency Service  Agencies through the Rotary Clubs of ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA)

Rotary is seeking the unsung heroes in your communities that are  often the quiet achievers, never asking for recognition but making a  significant difference in your community.

The Rotary ACT Emergency Services Community Awards consist of Emergency Service Personnel stationed in ACT, serving in either a paid capacity or Volunteer
          • ACT Fire and Rescue
          • ACT State Emergency Service
          • ACT Ambulance Service
          • ACT Rural Fire Service
          • ACT Policing
          • All support staff for ACT Police and Emergency Services as listed above are also eligible for the awards

Finalists – Up to 12 finalists from Emergency Service Agencies

Two Major Winners:
          • Rotary ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Volunteer capacity
          • Rotary ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Paid capacity


Beneficiary of Awards

Australian Rotary Health
PhD Research Scholarship into Mental Health of Emergency Services Personnel
Emergency Service officers are regularly exposed to traumatic  events, which they can repeatedly re-experience through nightmares or  flashbacks. It is estimated that 10 per cent of current emergency  service workers have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The first set of national guidelines for the treatment and diagnosis  of PTSD in frontline emergency service workers was recently released by a  group of Australian clinicians and researchers. The guidelines explore  how to treat PTSD in emergency workers and reduce symptoms, as well as  the best ways to ensure the person can be transitioned back to work.
To complement these initiatives, Australian Rotary Health has  announced it will be co-funding with Rotary Districts (funding  provided by RESCA), a Funding Partner PhD Scholarship for research into  mental health in emergency services personnel.
Further  research will look at in-depth ways to alleviate the mental health burden on our emergency services.
Latest information on PhD sholarship can be found here
More information about Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health
PO Box 3455
Parramatta, NSW 2124

Proudly Supported By:
  • Wayne Jeffs, Chair - Rotary Club of Belconnen
  • Monica Garrett, Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin
  • Michael Moore, Rotary Club of Canberra
  • John Askew, Rotary Club of Jerrabomberra
  • Melissa Reynolds, Rotary Club of Hall
  • Adam de Totth, Rotary Club of Tuggeranong
  • Robert Thompson, ACT Fire and Rescue
  • Sue Elsbury, ACT State Emergency Service
  • Paul Reynolds, ACT Policing
  • Jordan Fallon, Rotary Club of Canberra Sundowners

    Chair: Wayne Jeffs
    Rotary Clubs of............
    Aurora Gungahlin,  Belconnen,  Canberra,  Canberra Burley Griffin,  Canberra Sunrise,  Canberra Sundowners, Canberra Weston Creek,  Ginninderra,  Gungahlin,  Hall, Murrumbidgee Canberra,  Tuggeranong,  Woden Daybreak.

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