Paramedics' long service recognised

Four local paramedics have been recognised for their achievements and dedication to their profession at a ceremony on January 8.

Kevin Watts, Amber McDonald, Kylie Sherritt and Matthew White were awarded good conduct and long service medals, with a combined total of 55 years of service between them.

The Long Service and Good Conduct Medals were presented by Chief Inspector Peter Rowlands.

Amber McDonald and Kylie Sherritt were each awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 10 years of service with the Ambulance Service of NSW.

Kevin Watts was awarded a Long Service bar for his 20 years of service, while Matthew White received his Long Service Medal for 15 years with Ambulance Service of NSW.

Along with the 15 years Long Service Medal, Mr White also received the National Medal which is awarded to people who have 15 years of long service in eligible organisations.

This is the first time that this ceremony has been performed in Forbes for local recipients.

Mr White said they hosted the ceremony in Forbes this year because the locally based paramedics are like a family and it is important that they are part of the celebrations.

The family members of the long-serving paramedics were also recognised at the ceremony for their continued support.