Gemma Hanrahan was helping to round up cattle with her dad last year when Cleo the cattle dog spooked one of the cows on their farm in Navigators.
Her dad, Dominic, was flattened as he ran towards his quad bike, and suffered a seizure.
Gemma, just 14 at the time, rounded up the last of the cattle and locked the gate before she phone triple-0 and helped take care of her dad.
She said last year the ambulance officers were relieved to hear there were no cows wandering around when they arrived.
FROM LAST YEAR: Farmer knocked out by cow, saved by his daughter
"At first I thought he was dead, then I screamed for a couple of minutes, then I thought 'I need to do something'," Gemma said last year.
"He kept saying he didn't need an ambulance - it was lucky the lady from the ambulance was on the phone, because he was pretty convincing."
Mr Hanrahan suffered a broken toe, a sore back, scratches and slight amnesia, but he's back on his feet now.
On Wednesday, Gemma will receive an Ambulance Victoria Community Hero Award, one of 11 people across the state recognised for their brave and selfless intervention to save someone's life.
She said the ambulance driver on the day told her he would nominate her, though when she was first told she'd be receiving the award, it brought up a lot of emotions from last year.
"I was pretty excited, pretty happy to be getting an award for saving Dad," she said.
Thankfully, she added, she hasn't had any similar experiences since.
While a career as an ambulance driver might not be something she's keen on, she is interested in getting into medicine and being a paediatrician.
Ambulance Victoria chief executive, Associate Professor Tony Walker, said the awards recognised bystanders who step in to help without thinking twice.
"These are ordinary people who have done something extra-ordinary," he said in a statement.
"The reality is that members of the public are often at the scene before paramedics arrive and their actions in those crucial early minutes can be the difference between a positive outcome and a poor one."
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