awards and events

DFES recognises and rewards emergency service personnel for outstanding service and hosts events to honour its people and facilitate collaboration and camaraderie. Find out how we do this and how you can nominate someone for an award.

DFES manages a suite of awards programs and events to recognise volunteers and staff for their individual commitment to helping achieve a safer State. We all know that an organisation is more successful when everyone’s contributions are recognised, which is the focal area for awards programs such as WAFES Awards, Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards and Australian Honours.

Events are another essential area for developing a positive, supportive workplace. Volunteers and staff alike are encouraged to come together during knowledge-building opportunities such as the annual WAFES Conference, and to honour current and past firefighters at International Firefighters’ Day.