Most people know a RFS, SES, VRA or other emergency service volunteer or professional who has gone the extra mile to support the Tweed community in challenging times, and Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest is encouraging locals to put names forward.

“Nominations are now open for the 2021 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards in recognition of our frontline emergency services personnel for service above and beyond the call of duty,” Mr Provest said.

He said the awards recognised the dedication and service of emergency service personnel and volunteers from Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, NSW State Emergency Services, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, Marine Rescue NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW.

“Every emergency service member who has served their community through floods, bush fires and the COVID-19 pandemic, deserves our thanks and this is a fantastic opportunity to show our gratitude,” Mr Provest said.

“I would encourage everyone to recognise their local heroes by nominating them for an award for their service.”

Nominations will close on Sunday 9 May 2021 and the finalists will be announced on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Members of the public and emergency service workers are encouraged to submit nominations online via the awards website at