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Firefighting Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Firefighting Awards.

Celebrate the achievements of our state’s firefighters by nominating a career or volunteer firefighter who deserves recognition.

Please download a nomination form below and return to DFES Media and Corporate Communications before 4pm Wednesday 3 May.

Awards will be presented in the following six categories:

Team Achievement Award (New in 2016)
This team award recognises active, operational BFB, VFRS and VFES volunteer brigades or units who have made an outstanding contribution to the emergency services in the past year.

Youth Achievement Award
This is awarded to an active, operational FRS, BFB, VFRS or VFES volunteer between 16 and 25 years who has shown dedication to duty beyond normal expectations in the past year.

Western Australian Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
This is awarded to a career firefighter or station officer who has shown dedication to duty beyond normal expectations in the past year.

Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the VFES who has made an outstanding contribution to the emergency services in the past year

Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the VFRS who has made an outstanding contribution to the emergency services in the past year.

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of Western Australia Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the Volunteer Bush Fire Service who has made an outstanding contribution to the emergency services in the past year.

Award nominees must meet at least one of the following selection criteria to be eligible:

  • Dedication to duty beyond normal expectations
  • Kindness, understanding, compassion or courage in the line of duty
  • Contribution beyond normal expectations to the efficiency and growth of firefighting efforts in WA
  • Achievement in community education or community based fire prevention programs
  • Helped develop or implement a new idea or initiative

Nominations close 4pm Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Award recipients will be announced at an awards ceremony during the 2017 WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference on Sunday 10 September.

Please download a copy of the nomination form below.

To nominate for the Firefighting Awards download this form.

Completed forms should be sent to awards@dfes.wa.gov.au or posted to:

Media and Corporate Communications
Department of Fire and Emergency Services
PO Box P1174
PERTH WA 6844


 

Previous Award Recipients

Team Achievement Award

  • Bremer Bay Volunteer Emergency Services Unit (2016)

WA Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Stuart Parks, Midland Career Fire and Rescue (2016)
  • Martin Cable, Station Officer Kalgoorlie Fire Station (2015)
  • Garth Civil, Station Officer Perth Fire Station (2014)

Youth Achievement Award

  • Struan Graham, Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
  • Matthew Holland, Witchcliffe Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service (2015)
  • Kellie Bullen, Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)

Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award

  • Jack Jones, Onslow Volunteer Emergency Services Unit (2016)
  • Frazer McGregor & Sandra Lymbery, Coral Bay Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (2015)
  • Kenn McLeod, Fitzroy Crossing Volunteer Emergency Service (2014)

WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Anthony Crudeli, Mullewa Fire and Rescue Service (2016)
  • Deirdre Marchese, Kambalda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2015)
  • Stephen Manning, Cue Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award

  • Blake Halford, Gibson Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
  • Terri Kowal, Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade (2015)
  • Matthew Thompson, Boddington Bush Fire Brigade (2014)
 

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