Rhys Greedy from QAS Chermside Received QBANK Everyday Hero Award for Achievement

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Thirty-year-old paramedic at the QAS Chermside Station and cancer survivor Rhys Greedy was recently awarded the QBANK Everyday Hero Award for Achievement.

“Rhys is praised by his colleagues for being a consistently high achiever and contributing to a positive and enjoyable workplace. He also supports several charities, which stems from his own battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” QBANK said in their Facebook post.

Rhys Greedy is an Advanced Care Paramedic II at the Chermside Station. Following his discharge out of the army in 2015 and after battling Hodgkin Lymphoma, Rhys decided to embark on long-term career with emergency services as way of giving back to the community.

October 13th marked his nine years in remission from cancer and he has so far raised over $60,000 participating in overseas fundraising challenges. Beginning in 2014, he has overcome physical challenges trekking the French and Swiss Alps, the Himalayas, and Mount Kilimanjaro among others to raise funds for individuals undergoing cancer and other treatments.

2018 QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards

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The QBANK Everyday Heroes Awards were launched as part of QBANK’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2014. The Everyday Heroes Awards are given to the unsung heroes who went above and beyond their call of duty to contribute to their community. Nominees for the six award categories can be government employees or volunteer (Local/State/Federal) residing in Queensland, or employees whose job is principally concerned with administration of justice and protection of life/property.

Winners are chosen based on the following categories: Dedication, Ownership, Excellence, Working Together, Achievement, and Young Hero Award.

Everyday Hero Award for Achievement recognises a passionate individual who has:

  • Delivered outstanding performance and high achievement in their workplace or community
  • Inspired and encouraged optimism, enjoyment and fun in those around them.

Each winner receives $1,000 cash deposited into a QBANK account as well as $1,000 donated to their charity of choice. The Young Everyday Heroes Award winner receives a $500 bursary to assist with training and development.