A commitment to providing care to rural communities for almost 20 years has seen Peter Solomon awarded an Ambulance Service Medal.
The Officer-in-Charge of Texas Ambulance Station, Mr Solomon was one of three of the Queensland Ambulance Service's finest to be recognised with the medal and celebrated in the Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List.
A mainstay of his Darling Downs community after nearly 13 years responding as a single officer in the small border town of Texas, Mr Solomon said he was humbled and surprised by the award.
In his role as Officer-in-Charge, Mr Solomon provides an invaluable service to the region and has continually shown a commitment to providing care to rural communities over a period of 18 years.
His continued dedication and commitment are highly valued by the Queensland community, his peers and the QAS.
He said working in a small town presents unique challenges.
"The community are genuinely appreciative of the service we provide and will always lend a hand where they can," he said.
"Apart from the day I qualified, this is probably the highlight of my career."
QAS Commissioner Russell Bowles said the QAS was extremely proud of the ASM recipients and their achievements.
"All three officers are held in high esteem by their peers and exhibit a genuine desire to positively impact their patients and the wider community," Commissioner Bowles said.
"This prestigious award is a mark of recognition for Sandra, Denis and Peter's dedication over long and distinguished careers."