Those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist Territorians in their moment of need and a member of the public who saved the life of a loved one are among the recipients of this year's St John NT Excellence Awards.
Among those recognised in the awards was the Katherine Youth Division which took out the Youth Division of the Year Award.
The St John NT Excellence Awards celebrate and recognise staff and volunteers who demonstrate excellence in leadership or clinical practice, an outstanding level of care, professionalism and compassion for members of the Northern Territory community.
St John NT CEO Andrew Tombs said that all award recipients including paramedics, Emergency Medical Dispatchers, Patient Transport Officers, volunteers and support staff from across the organisation embodied these qualities and more.
"Your unwavering commitment, passion and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and are qualities to be admired," Mr Tombs said.
"The Awards presented a fantastic opportunity to say thank you and celebrate those, who each day work within the community to provide life-saving medical assistance, vital first aid training, support services or volunteer to serve their community," he said.
Among those who received an award was Bronwyn Gray who was awarded a Save a Life Award - recognising the brave actions of a person who contributes to saving a life through the application of first aid skills.
Saving the life of her husband was not something Mrs Gray expected when arriving home from work early one morning in September, but her quick thinking to call Triple Zero (000) and follow instructions to commence CPR brought her loved one vital time before paramedics arrived.
She continued CPR for a significant amount of time, keeping her husband's heart pumping only stopping CPR to open the locked gate for the paramedics when they arrived.
Her quick thinking to send for help and apply first aid is truly inspiring and the reason her husband is alive today.
Mr Tombs said award recipients were recognised as role models within their profession and the community, clearly displaying St John NT's values of respect, integrity, collaboration and empathy.
"Thank you to everyone who was nominated, announced as finalists and those who received awards for the contribution they have made to St John NT," he said.
"We are fortunate to have you as representatives of our organisation."
- Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise Paramedic of the Year 2023: Kelsey Squire (Darwin)
- Paramedic of the Year - Southern: James Rowland (Alice Springs)
- Paramedic of the Year - Northern: Kasey Houghton (Darwin)
- Patient Transport Officer of the Year: Joshua Clarke (Alice Springs)
- Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year: Patricia Searcy (Darwin)
- Intern of the Year: Kate Thornton (Alice Springs)
- Excellence in Corporate Services: Natalie Cecchin (Darwin)
- Excellence in First Aid Training: Jaz Cross (Darwin)
- Excellence in Commercial Operations: Rory O'Connor (Darwin)
- Adult Volunteer of the Year: Glen Auricht (Alice Springs Division)
- Junior Volunteer of the Year (8 - 11 yrs): Lilly Ferguson (Darwin Youth Division)
- Youth Volunteer of the Year: Anais Henry-Martin (Darwin Youth Division)
- Operational Support Volunteer of the Year: Kalliopi Trikillis (Casuarina Adult Division)
- Peter Falkland Youth Leader 2023: Maddison Carrier (Humpty Doo Combined Division)
- Youth Division of the Year: Katherine Youth Division
- Adult Division of the Year: Casuarina Adult Division
- Save a Life Award: Bronywn Gray