Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kerryn Bone - Citizen of the Year

Kerryn Bone.
VOLUNTEER ambulance officer Kerryn Bone is the Derwent Valley Council's Citizen of the Year for 2015. The award was announced on Monday by deputy mayor Ben Shaw at the local Australia Day celebration at Tynwald Park.

Councillor Shaw said it was impossible to measure Kerryn's contribution to the community since she become a volunteer ambulance officer at New Norfolk at the age of 18 years in 1997.

"Kerryn has been a significant and reliable volunteer ambulance officer who has attended an unknown amount of serious illnesses and accidents," Cr Shaw said. "Kerryn has been called without prior notice, in all weather conditions, at any time of day or night, to assist paramedics in difficult, time consuming and intensive medical treatment scenes."

Kerryn also served as co-ordinator of ambulance volunteers for seven years, managing the induction, training and welfare of 25 to 30 fellow volunteers based at the New Norfolk Ambulance Station.

Congratulations Kerryn.

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