11. Vocational service
11.1. Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards - RESCA
Rotary District of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) is the only time all Emergency Services personnel, both paid and volunteer, are recognised in a combined awards program.
The Awards are open to all Emergency Service Agency (ESA) Personnel stationed in NSW, serving in either a paid capacity or as a volunteer:
- Fire and Rescue NSW
- Marine Rescue NSW
- Surf Life Saving NSW
- NSW Ambulance
- NSW Rural Fire Service
- NSW State Emergency Service
- NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
These awards were developed in 2009 by a few dedicated and passionate Rotarians in the Illawarra who recognised the value of not only our paid, but also our volunteer Emergency Services Personnel. A pilot was hosted by 9 Illawarra Clubs over 3 years, moving to a State Project in 2015.