Waterford Civil Defence – Community Volunteer Award

18 May 2023

Waterford Volunteer Instructor Siobhan McCormack was recently selected as a winner in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Awards.

The third winner of a National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Award is Siobhán McCormack. Siobhán is founding member of Kilmacthomas Community First Responders, established in 2012. An exemplary instructor and first responder she truly embodies the qualities of a dedicated and outstanding volunteer. Her hard work and unwavering commitment to her students are evident in every aspect of her teaching. She is deeply involved in her local community, devoting her time and expertise, to not only Kilmacthomas CFR but also as an active member with Waterford Civil Defence as an EMT and First Aid Response Instructor.

Jonathan Lynch, NAS Community Engagement Officer, has praised Siobhan’s efforts, stating, “Siobhan is an incredible volunteer; she epitomizes what a volunteerism is, and we are delighted she supports NAS on a daily basis in her local community and this award is just a small token of appreciation for her years of hard work.”

Along with developing and supporting Kilmacthomas CFR, in 2022 Siobhan assisted in establishing and training two further first response programmes in the area – Stradbally CFR and Kilrossanty CFR. These new schemes are now linked with NAS and provide immense support within their respective communities. Siobhan is a true champion of the community first response network.