Wagga paramedic receives high honour

High honour: NSW Ambulance operations deputy-director Brian White awards Wagga paramedic Tim Scott-Young with a Commissioner's Unit Citation.

High honour: NSW Ambulance operations deputy-director Brian White awards Wagga paramedic Tim Scott-Young with a Commissioner's Unit Citation.

The lives of Wagga residents are in good hands, the city’s ambulance chief says. 

Station officer Darren Rudd said it was good to be surrounded by paramedics he could rely on.

It comes after Wagga paramedic Tim Scott-Young was, this month, recognised for his service and dedication during the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney. 

Stationed in Paramatta, Mr Scott-Young was called to help as the tragic hostage situation unfolded at Martin Place. 

The Wagga dad said he never imaged he would see it all unfold, hear the gunshots, the shouting or the screams. Mr Scott-Young said he also didn’t expect to receive an Ambulance NSW Commissioner’s Citation more than two years later. 

“It’s part of our job, it’s what you do,” Mr Scott-Young said. 

“It’s the police who should be commended …  they’ve been kicked the whole time … but they need to be applauded. 

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