The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is proud to have had four personnel formally recognised at the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours.
ESA thanks all staff and volunteers who contribute and serve the ACT community.
We would like to congratulate the following Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients:
> Australian Fire Services Medal: Stephen Perry, ACT Fire & Rescue
Stephen Perry joined ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) in 1997 following a career in Royal Australian Navy. He has served at various fire stations across the capital and has attained a number of specialist qualifications. Mr Perry has demonstrated a high level of commitment throughout his career with ACTF&R and he has served tirelessly to develop and deliver effective training to ACT firefighters, as well as assisting staff and volunteers from other Australian fire services, and contributing to the safety of the Canberra community.
> Australian Fire Services Medal: Rohan Scott, ACT Rural Fire Service
Rohan Scott joined ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in 1997 and has been an active firefighter with the Molonglo Brigade for more than 20 years and as Captain of the Brigade between 2005-2016. He is a qualified Level 3 Incident Controller and recently utilised that skill through his involvement in the ACT's response to the Pierces Creek Fire in November 2018. He made critical decisions to manage the fire, maintaining the safety of the crews and the community. Mr Scott has had a long selfless career with the ACTRFS and has provided distinguished service to the Canberra community.
> Ambulance Service Medal: Megan Davis, ACT Ambulance Service
Megan Davis commenced her career as an Ambulance Officer for NSW Ambulance Service before joining ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) in 2002. She has undertaken a number of roles during her career including an Ambulance Paramedic and an Intensive Care Paramedic. Most recently she has been a co-ordinator of initiatives aimed at improving the care of mental health patients within the ACT community. She has been a driving force in the development and implementation of quality and safety initiatives across a wide range of clinical settings for ACTAS.
> Emergency Services Medal: Andrew Gradie, ACT State Emergency Service
Andrew Gradie has served as a volunteer with the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) since 2014. During his time with ACTSES he made exceptional contributions through his outstanding leadership and focus of continuous improvement of response capabilities. He has led and facilitated joint unit training and provided support to SES staff and volunteers in the role of Peer Support Officer and has enhanced SES capabilities that support the RFS in readiness for fire seasons. Mr Gradie is highly regarded among his peers in the ACTSES and he continues to serve the people of Canberra with distinction.