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Media Release

Help needed to find our community champions!
Friday 13 July 2012 – 3:00 PM
Now is the time to consider recognising the men and women who put themselves on the line to protect their local communities during emergencies.
 
FESA is encouraging people to nominate individuals from the State’s high achieving emergency services for a 2012 fire and emergency services award.
 
Chief Executive Officer Wayne Gregson said the awards recognise outstanding members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the past 12 months.
 
“Emergency service volunteers and career personnel often push themselves to their limits in real life operational situations, from bushfires, severe storms and structure fires to daring ocean rescues,” Mr Gregson said.
 
“These awards are an opportunity for us to recognise and acknowledge their exceptional achievements, hard work and dedication over the past 12 months.
 
“Nominations are important to ensure those achievers are flushed out and commended for the tremendous job they have done in helping to protect local WA communities.”
 
Four awards for 2012 are now awaiting nominations.
 
These are the:
• Firefighting Awards (for both volunteer and career firefighters)
• State Emergency Service Awards
• Volunteer Emergency and Fire Service Awards
• Volunteer Marine Rescue Services Awards.
 
Members of the public can submit a nomination for an individual or a team, group, unit or brigade. 

The closing date for award nominations for all services is 5pm, 1 August 2012.
 
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the FESA website at www.fesa.wa.gov.au
 
For more information please contact 9323 9303 or email awards@fesa.wa.gov.au
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