Australia Day awards go to police and firefighters

NSW police and emergency service workers have received awards as part of Australia Day honours.

Nine police officers have been awarded the Australian Police Medal, three Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters and six Rural Fire Service members have been awarded the Australian Fire Services Medal.

Two members from the NSW State Emergency Service and one member of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association have been awarded the Emergency Services Medal.

"These medals recognise the hard work and dedication these men and women show in performing their daily duties," NSW police minister Michael Gallacher said.

"These are the men and women who too often risk their own safety in order to perform one of the hardest jobs around, responding to all manner of emergencies, including flood, fire, road accidents and rescue operations.

"I want to express my gratitude on behalf of the people of NSW and indeed the nation, for the vital and at times difficult work each member of our emergency services performs every day."

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