Local Joondalup College takes out volunteer cadet awards
Lake Joondalup Baptist College was the big winner in this year’s Emergency Services Cadet Corps (ESCC) Awards that recognise the outstanding efforts of cadets, volunteer adult instructors and their supporters.
The College won two of the four ESCC awards, the Instructor Achievement Award and the Host School Unit Support Award.
FESA Manager Volunteer and Youth Services Wayne Fanderlinden said the awards provide an opportunity to say thanks to leaders of the community and those who support their development.
“The Cadet Corps provide a unique opportunity for young people to begin their association with the Western Australian emergency services,” Mr Fanderlinden said.
“Our cadets learn practical life skills and develop strong leadership and teamwork skills through the participation in interesting and challenging training opportunities.”
The ESCC Instructor Achievement Award is this year awarded to Mark Bywater, of Lake Joondalup Baptist College ESCC Unit. Mark is also employed by FESA as a Career Firefighter.
“Mark as a volunteer instructor has demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment to his unit and the community,” Mr Fanderlinden said.
“He has continually gone the extra mile to help our young cadets with their development, many of whom hopefully will continue their involvement into adulthood.”
The Host School Unit Support Award was also received by the College for their ongoing support of youth volunteers and collaboration with the cadet program.
“The College has actively helped to promote the cadet program within the school, providing ongoing assistance and guidance to the Unit Leader and to other instructors,” he said.
Both of these awards will be presented at a ceremony at Lake Joondalup Baptist College on Wednesday 26 October 2011.
Two additional ESCC Awards, the Unit Achievement Award and the Cadet Achievement Award will be presented to winners in November.
There are approximately 1500 cadets and 200 adult leaders or instructors in 40 ESCC units throughout Western Australia. Units vary in size from 15 to 120 members.
FESA is currently urging the community to prepare for the upcoming bushfire season.
For information on how you can prepare for a bushfire click here to view FESA’s Prepare. Act. Survive document.
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