WOOLGOOLGA volunteer firefighter Jeffrey Luke has been nominated for a Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Award.
Mr Luke is one of 24 state finalists for the award which recognises the selfless service of NSW Emergency Services personnel.
The award acknowledges the services of Fire and Rescue, Marine Rescue, Ambulance, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and Volunteer Rescue Association personnel.
Mr Luke has risen to the rank of captain since first joining the NSW Rural Fire Service Woolgoolga Brigade in 2008.
He has been instrumental in reconnecting the volunteer Woolgoolga Brigade with the local community.
Mr Luke has embodied the award criteria "service above self," devoting his own time to building the brigade, establishing community days and lending a hand to mates in need.
The award winner will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday, August 28.