Nominations for the 2017 Firefighting Awards closed on Wednesday 10 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 six 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.
2017 Firefighting Awards breakfast ceremony
Date: Sunday 10 September 2017
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 is available on the conference website.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)