Volunteers receive well deserved recognition for inspiring community
Six FESA Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services members have been named as finalists in this year’s awards.
FESA Chief Operations Officer Lloyd Bailey said the commitment of volunteers to our communities is invaluable and the finalists had excelled and inspired both their peers and the community.
“Volunteers play an integral part in the safety of our communities, working around the clock and often missing personal commitments to put others first,” Mr Bailey said.
“Whether it be a bushfire, storm, cyclone or flood these volunteers have put in a great effort over the last year.
“More than 600 Volunteer Emergency Services and 250 Volunteer Fire Services personnel in WA continue to help keep our communities safe and their commitment and selflessness does not go by unnoticed.
“Now is the time for those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to be recognised and these awards provide that opportunity,” Mr Bailey said.
The Volunteer Emergency and Fire Services Awards are presented in three categories.
The Outstanding Volunteer Member Award, is awarded to an individual volunteer who has made an outstanding commitment to the emergency services.
The Outstanding Volunteer Emergency Service or Volunteer Fire Service Award recognises the exceptional efforts of a brigade or unit who have worked together in the past year to achieve outstanding results.
The FESA Award for Excellence is the most prestigious award and is given to a volunteer who has made a tremendous contribution to emergency services in Western Australia.
The awards will be presented at a formal ceremony in November.
2012 Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Awards Finalists:
Outstanding Volunteer Member Award
· Greg Speedy, Morawa Fire Service
· Robert Claydon, Marble Bar Volunteer Emergency Service
Outstanding Volunteer Emergency Service Unit Award or Volunteer Fire Service Award
· Fitzroy Crossing Volunteer Emergency Unit, Fitzroy Crossing
· Morawa Volunteer Fire Service, Morawa
FESA Award for Excellence
· Colin Malcolm, Morawa Volunteer Fire Service
· John Iffla, Bremer Bay Volunteer Fire Service