Nominations for the Australian Security Medals Foundation’s 2017 Medals are now open!
The Australian Security Medals Foundation nominations will be closing on June 30 and we do not wish your company to miss out.
The nomination process is simple (and free). You can nominate as many people as you wish, whom you think fit the below criteria. Simply fill out a nominations form for each person you wish to nominate and send it to the ASMF Outreach Manager, Zoe Cowan, using the email address below.
The following is a reminder of the three medal categories:
1. The Australian Security Valour Medal (ASVM) is awarded to recognise security operatives for an outstanding act or acts of valour, which are determined by the Nominations Committee to be action and/or actions demonstrating valour, courage and decisiveness above and beyond ‘the call of duty’. Every year, security officers around Australia go above and beyond with acts of bravery, putting their lives at risk to save others. These acts often go unrecognised beyond the officer’s company and peers.
2. The Australian Security Medal (ASM) is awarded to recognise the outstanding career and character of the recipient. ASM recipients will be those who have demonstrated a consistent, high-level contribution to the wider community, possibly via innovative non-core business activities and projects, or via extraordinary performance in their professional role(s).
3. The Save a Life Award may be awarded to a person who contributes, through the application of first aid skills (e.g. resuscitation, use of a defibrillator, stopping severe bleeding) to saving the life of another person. Whilst calling an ambulance or seeking medical assistance can contribute to saving the life, these are not regarded as first aid skills for the purpose of this award.
Due to the high number of Save a Life Award nominations received each year, we are only able to present the award, in person, to a small number of recipients on the evening of our Annual Gala Dinner. Those recipients not chosen to receive their award on the evening of the Gala Dinner will be presented with their award by a St John Ambulance representative at the recipient’s workplace. We do encourage our supporters to nominate throughout the year.
We are very excited to announce that our 2017 Annual Awards and Gala Dinner will be held on 25th August in MELBOURNE! Further details for this to follow.
We appreciate the support year after year and look forward to receiving your nominations!