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Firefighting Awards

Nominations for the 2016 Firefighting Awards closed on Monday 9 May. Judging is now underway and finalists will be announced shortly.

The awards honour the achievements of individuals, groups, units or brigades who have gone beyond the call of duty.

Firefighting Awards will be presented in the following five categories:

  • Youth Achievement Award (firefighters 16 – 25 years old)
  • Team Achievement Award *NEW
  • Western Australian Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
  • Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
  • Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of Western Australia Award
  • Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award

Winners will be announced at a breakfast ceremony to be held in September at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

2016 Firefighting Awards breakfast ceremony

Date:        Sunday 11 September 2016
Time:        7.30am – 9.30am
Venue:      River View Rooms, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress:       Dress uniform, long sleeve shirt with medals and tie or smart casual.

Information on how to register for the ceremony will be available soon.

For more information email awards@dfes.wa.gov.au

Previous Award Recipients

WA Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Martin Cable, Station Officer Kalgoorlie Fire Station (2015)
  • Garth Civil, Station Officer Perth Fire Station (2014)
  • John Landwehr, Aviation Services (2013)

Youth Achievement Award

  • Matthew Holland, Witchcliffe Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service (2015)
  • Kellie Bullen, Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)
  • Matthew Bartels, Morangup Bush Fire Brigade (2013)

Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award

  • 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

  • Deirdre Marchese, Kambalda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2015)
  • Stephen Manning, Cue Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)
  • Darren Smith, Wagin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2013)

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award

  • Terri Kowal, Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade (2015)
  • Matthew Thompson, Boddington Bush Fire Brigade (2014)
  • David Hasted, Ivanhoe Bush Fire Brigade (2013)
 

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