Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Community Awards
About the Awards
The ACT Rotary Emergency Community Service Awards are designed to recognise our emergency service personnel whom have gone above and beyond their call of duty and reflected the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”.
RESCA is a community nominated Awards, therefore it is based on the reputation of the personnel from their local communities viewpoint.
Rotary Clubs of ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) are asking the ACT Community to help us recognise outstanding Community Service performed by paid and volunteer members of ACT Emergency Service Agencies through the Rotary Clubs of ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA)
Rotary is seeking the unsung heroes in your communities that are often the quiet achievers, never asking for recognition but making a significant difference in your community.
The Rotary ACT Emergency Services Community Awards consist of Emergency Service Personnel stationed in ACT, serving in either a paid capacity or Volunteer
- ACT Fire and Rescue
- ACT State Emergency Service
- ACT Ambulance Service
- ACT Rural Fire Service
Finalists – At least 8 finalists from Emergency Service Agencies
Two Major Winners:
- Rotary ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Volunteer capacity
- Rotary ACT Emergency Service Officer of the Year Serving in a Paid capacity
NOMINATIONS for 2020 will open on 4th March 2020
Beneficiary of Awards
Australian Rotary Health
PhD Research Scholarship into PTSD in Emergency Services Workers
Emergency Service officers are regularly exposed to traumatic events, which they can repeatedly re-experience through nightmares or flashbacks. It is estimated that 10 per cent of current emergency service workers have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The first set of national guidelines for the treatment and diagnosis of PTSD in frontline emergency service workers was recently released by a group of Australian clinicians and researchers. The guidelines explore how to treat PTSD in emergency workers and reduce symptoms, as well as the best ways to ensure the person can be transitioned back to work.
To complement these initiatives, Australian Rotary Health has announced it will be co-funding with Rotary District 9675 (funding provided by RESCA), a Funding Partner PhD Scholarship for research into PTSD in emergency services.
Further research will look at in-depth ways workers experience PTSD and alleviate the mental health burden on our emergency services.
Latest information on PhD sholarship can be found here
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