THE township of Dimbulah has had a number of local heroes over the years and we have just discovered another.
After a short stint in local radio Charles Kahn decided to try his hand in emergency services, namely the Ambulance.
It is there that he met his calling and quickly developed a love for caring for people with injuries, sometimes in horrific circumstances.
Charles has just received the National Medal for Diligent Service of 25 years with the Queensland Ambulance service, a true testament of his dedication and commitment to his job and his community.
He began life as an ambulance officer in 1992, spent a few years at the Mareeba Station before being a permanent fixture in Dimbulah from 1996.
“I love the family environment here,” he said.
“I had a young family at the time and I thought this was the perfect place to bring them up.
“I like attending to sick people, I love the job, it can be testing sometimes especially when it’s people you know.
“I love this little town, I’ve been made welcome and have made a lot of friends.
“I’ve really enjoyed the last 25 years.”
It will be back to work for Charles and the friends he has made and the community he treasures know that they have a dedicated local who has their back in time of need.