Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Boonah Home to Achiever of Year

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Boonah Home to Achiever of Year

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Byline: Andrew Korner

BOONAH man Ross Wilson shows his pride in the local ambulance service a bit more than your average citizen.

A member of the Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) since 1985 and president since 1989, Mr Wilson was rewarded for his dedication to making life easier for the ambos in an awards ceremony organised by the Queensland Ambulance Service on Wednesday.

He received the LAC Achiever of the Year at the Beenleigh event, but instead of claiming the award as an individual prize, instead stressed that it was an award for the entire Boonah LAC.

"Over the years we've bought equipment that the paramedics have needed but wasn't covered by government funding - this included defibrillators and reversing equipment for the vehicles," Mr Wilson said.

"At the moment we are building a $19,000 five-car carport to accommodate ambulances and paramedics' private cars - it will be finished next week."

Finding the money to fund such expensive projects is not easily done in a small town like Boonah and members of the LAC spend many hours conducting their own fundraising and organising applications for government grants. …

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