Volunteer benefits from scholarship

A volunteer at NSW Rural Fire Service has recently graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

Larry Ting has recently strengthened his emergency management knowledge, which will benefit his work as a volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Mr Ting was the recipient of an Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarship, which supports volunteers to further develop the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector.

He said the program “incentivises educational development at many levels and confirms the importance of being both strategically and tactically prepared and resilient in the face of emergency events”.

A benefit of the Scholarship Program are the possibilities of gaining access to accredited courses, like the Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) at ACIM Solutions, which Larry completed.

Larry has been interested in emergency management and emergency preparedness for many years and receiving a scholarship was an opportunity to “focus on the study content rather than the financial burden”.

At the recent graduation ceremony for volunteers studying with ACIM Solutions in Newcastle, the NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services the Hon David Elliott MP congratulated scholarship recipients from NSW State Emergency Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service on completing their study.

The Scholarship Program is funded through an Australian Government grant and provides volunteers with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills in the emergency and disaster management sector.