PARAMEDICS, their families and community supporters gathered at the Lismore Ambulance Station yesterday to celebrate Thank a Paramedic Day.

The annual day of acknowledgement is thanks to the state's thousands of paramedics for the wonderful job they do, said Chaplain of the Lismore branch, Rev Graeme Davis.

The Lismore Central Rotary Club happily took on the job of cooking a BBQ for the team down at the station, while retired Ambulance officer Harry Wood received a certificate, plaque and pin for 30 years of dedicated service.

"Being a paramedic is a noble profession undertaken by individuals who dedicate themselves to helping those in need so it gives me great pleasure to say a very sincere thank you to each and every one of them today," NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said.

Paramedics were honoured for bravery, long service, good conduct and exceptional performance at ceremonies across the state as part of the day.



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