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News & Media

  • Illawarra award winner the pride of Marine Rescue NSW
  • August 12, 2014

Marine Rescue NSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos will today visit Marine Rescue Port Kembla to congratulate 2014 Pride of the Illawarra Volunteer of the Year award winner, Deputy Unit Commander Graeme McCrudden.

Mr McCrudden was named the Emergency Services Officer of the Year in a Volunteer Capacity at the annual Rotary Club awards gala ceremony on Friday night.

Commissioner Tannos said the award was deserved recognition of Mr McCrudden’s commitment to serving the Illawarra community and the boating public.

“The Pride of the Illawarra awards are a tremendous initiative of the Rotary Clubs of the Illawarra to recognise and thank all the hardworking members of the emergency services - both volunteers and paid officers - for their achievements,” he said.

“Congratulations to both Graeme and our other Marine Rescue Port Kembla nominee, Geoff Fitzgerald. This is the first time a Marine Rescue NSW volunteer has been named the overall Officer of the Year since the awards began four years ago.

“It’s a tremendous honour for Graeme and well-earned acknowledgement of the enormous contribution he has made to his unit, our organisation and the boating community over the past six years.

“As well as Deputy Unit Commander, he holds the roles of Unit Treasurer and sector leader for inshore operations on Lake Illawarra, overseeing vessel maintenance and information and communication systems.

“Graeme also was instrumental in bringing together the area’s three former Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association units to form the new Marine Rescue Port Kembla when Marine Rescue NSW was established in 2009,” Commissioner Tannos said.

“These awards are a reflection of the value the Illawarra community places on the skill, time, effort and commitment of the members of MRNSW and all our emergency services and the vital contribution they make to the community’s safety.

“Congratulations to all this year’s Pride of the Illawarra recipients and to the Rotary Clubs of the Illawarra for this initiative. We look forward to seeing the awards expand in 2015.”



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