Congratulations – Gary Lovell (ESM)

Mr Lovell has provided distinguished service and outstanding leadership over 30 years with the Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad (SS&RS)Through his passion, hard work and commitment to making a difference, he has consistently sought to identify and create opportunities to promote a safer community, a stronger SS&RS and better partnerships with other services and agencies.

Mr Lovell has produced a road safety educational program for primary and secondary schools. A component of the road safety program for secondary students is included in the “Cool Heads” program run by a Leading Senior Constable and involves the Major Collision Investigation Unit of Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, the Magistrates Court and the SS&RS.

Mr Lovell has demonstrated excellence in community safety education and a commitment that far exceeds that expected by any volunteer. His commitment to community safety, civic values and the dedication to encouraging volunteerism has been exemplary.

Gary is the owner and operator of Lovell’s Shepparton Newsagency for many years. He is actively involved in the newsagency industry and he is also the VANA regional Chairman.