Gooloogong's Peter Rowlands has been honoured with an Ambulance Service Medal for his outstanding service to NSW Ambulance.
Mr Rowlands was included in the Meritorious Awards of yesterday's Australia Day Honours List.
During his more than 47 year career Mr Rowlands has worked in a number of leadership roles.
He played a key role in the original roll out of defibrillators to every ambulance in the state and regularly undertakes the role of Protocol Officer for formal ceremonial and memorial events.
He has tirelessly assisted colleagues with complex work and personal issues to ensure they are given the best possible care and assistance.