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State Emergency Service Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 State Emergency Service Awards.

Celebrate the achievements of the SES by nominating an active SES volunteer, team or unit that deserves recognition.

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

Awards will be presented in the following three categories:

Youth Achievement Award (volunteers 16–25 years)
Awarded to a volunteer under the age of 25 years who has made a valuable contribution to their unit.

Peter Keillor Award
In honour of former Murray SES volunteer Peter Keillor; this award is presented annually to a volunteer who has gone beyond the call of duty in demonstrating a high level of dedication and commitment to the SES.

Team Achievement Award
Awarded to a SES unit or team who have initiated a new idea, worked collectively to achieve outstanding results in a particular area or undertaken a community awareness project.

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

  • Dedication to duty beyond normal expectations
  • Involvement in the development or implementation of a SES awareness or prevention program (e.g. community safety activity, recruitment drive)
  • Contribution to the efficiency, effectiveness and development of the SES through ingenuity and innovation (e.g. new safe work practice, new training method, new procedures)
  • Demonstrated excellence in preparedness, response and safety at an incident

Nominations close 4pm Wednesday 3 May 2017.

Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held during the 2017 WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference on Saturday 9 September.

Please download a copy of the nomination 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

Previous Award Recipients

Youth Achievement Award

  • Mary-Therese Shanks, Mandurah SES (2016)
  • Kirsten Beidatsch, Mt Barker SES (2015)
  • Meggan Miller, Mandurah SES (2014)

Peter Keillor Award

  • Keith Squibb, Hedland SES (2016)
  • Jane Campbell, Bayswater SES (2015)
  • Steve Cable, Kalbarri SES (2014)

Team Achievement Award

  • Bunbury SES Unit (2016)
  • Manjimup SES Unit (2015)
  • Karratha and Roebourne SES Units (2014)

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