Congratulations Mr Gordon Ryrie HILL AFSM11/06/2018 07:02 AM
Cobar SES Unit volunteer Mr Gordon Hill has today received an Emergency Services Medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.
Mr Hill joined the NSW State Emergency Service, (NSW SES), in 1977 in Urbenville. Over the next few years he undertook a significant amount of training, qualifying as a Rescue Operator in 1978. He was appointed as Chainsaw Instructor in 1985 and also as a Rescue Instructor.
He is also endorsed to train and assess Disaster Rescue, Storm Damage Operations, Map Reading Instruction Techniques, Senior Rescue Instructor, Induction, First Aid and Road Crash Rescue.
He joined the Cobar Unit in 1992 and quickly became recognised as a Rescuer, Trainer and Assessor of exceptional skill and capability. He became the SES Local Controller of the Cobar Unit in 2012, serving in that role until August 2017. He remains as a dedicated and highly skilled member of the Cobar Unit.
He is also passionate about peer support and has a long history of service in that field.
Mr Hill epitomises all that is great about service to his community and agency, exemplified by over 40 years of commitment to the people of New South Wales.
NSW SES congratulates Gordon on his 40 years of dedicated service to the NSW community and to the State Emergency Service on the receipt of this well-deserved recognition of his commitment and service.