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Role model awarded National Ambulance Service Medal 2024
  25 Jan 2024

A leader and role model who daily gives far in excess of what is asked has been awarded a National Ambulance Service Medal 2024 as part of the Australia Day honours.

Kylie Killalea ASM has been recognised with a National Ambulance Service Medal 2024 for her outstanding service to St John NT as a dedicated paramedic.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet introduced this award in recognition of those operational and frontline staff who have provided distinguished service.

Kylie commenced her career with St John Ambulance Australia NT as a student paramedic in 2007 and has since held multiple roles as a frontline Paramedic, as a Duty Manager in the Emergency Communications Centre and most recently the Area Manager of Katherine with a brief secondment as Area Manager of Nhulunbuy.

St John NT CEO Andrew Tombs said that being a strong leader and capable paramedic made Kylie a valuable asset to both St John NT and the broader community.

“While Kylie has performed extremely well in all the roles with St John NT, she has excelled as Area Manager of Katherine,” Mr Tombs said.

“She goes over and above for her team members and maintains constant support even after hours, where she will frequently respond in support of the frontline crews.”

Recognised as an excellent role model, Kylie demonstrates a strong teambuilding focus, consistently advocating for her staff and peers and has made solid relationships within the community.

“Kylie has been responsible for extremely positive relationships with other emergency and health services in Katherine,” Mr Tombs said. “This has resulted in multiple multidisciplinary training scenarios and opportunities, that have been directly the result of Kylie’s drive to further Paramedicine as a profession and the ambulance service.”

This latest honour follows on from her recognition after receiving a Council of Ambulance Authorities Women in Ambulance Award in 2023.

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