Heather Stuart, left, is Manager Operational Improvement and Lessons at NSW State Emergency Service, proud AWE member, and recipient of the Emergency Services Medal. Heather said, “I am incredibly honoured to have received an Emergency Services Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.The Award recognises my commitment to lessons management in NSW State Emergency Services and the wider emergency management sector.  Lessons management aims to improve the way emergency services plan, prepare for and respond to incidents and events.  It is not a high-profile role, but one that many emergency services, and other industries, are seeing as integral to continually improving their capabilities.

AWE thanks Heather and all other honours recipients for their extraordinary contributions to the sector and congratulates them for being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List.