NSW SES Volunteer Awarded Emergency Services Medal25/01/2019 10:00 PM
Today Glenn Jones, New South Wales State Emergency Service volunteer from Namoi Region, has been awarded an Emergency Services Medal in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List.
Glenn has been a NSW SES volunteer for 29 years, and has worked tirelessly giving thousands of volunteer hours to various projects. During this time he has held various leadership positions including the Namoi Region Volunteer Deputy Region Controller, Deputy Chair of the Incident Management Capability Development Group, and most recently a Training Project Support Officer in the Incident Management Project.
Throughout his NSW SES career, Glenn has also been involved in many major operational responses as an Incident Controller or Planning Officer, and was deployed to Queensland as a part of Taskforce Foxtrot to Cyclone Yasi in 2011. He has gone above and beyond on all occasions and is an exemplary leader and mentor for upcoming members.
A recent highlight to Glenn's career, and a significant accolade for the NSW SES, is his recognition as a nationally certified Incident Controller via the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Council (AFAC) Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme (EMPS). Glenn is the first NSW SES member to be awarded this national certification, and the first volunteer recognized nationally.
NSW SES congratulates Glenn on his 29 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.
Glenn Jones awarded Emergency Services Medal pictured above.
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