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Media Release

WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services
Friday 4 November 2016 – 2:10 PM

​Sixty-eight Western Australian businesses and self-employed volunteers were recognised today for the vital role they have played in supporting fire and emergency services volunteers throughout the past year. 

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson said the Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards recognise employers whose exceptional sacrifices enable their staff to leave during work hours and respond to emergencies. 

“In the past 12 months emergency services volunteers responded to over 9,500 fires, 5,500 searches and rescues and 168 hazmat incidents across the State. Without volunteers our capacity to respond to these incidents would be dramatically diminished,” Commissioner Gregson said. 

“In turn, volunteers rely on their employers to allow them the flexibility to respond to an incident at a moment’s notice, have adequate rest afterwards and attend training.

“Volunteers who are self-employed also bear the costs of being unable to work when attending an emergency and this has a direct impact on their business.

“It would be extremely challenging to provide emergency services to the whole State without the support of employers and I thank each of them for their valuable contribution.”

The Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards were presented across Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. 

One recipient of the Gold award, the Margaret River Vet Hospital allowed its Practice Manager to attend 81 incidents including deployments to the Esperance, Waroona and Pinjarra bushfires. 

There are more than 28,000 fire and emergency services volunteers across WA that support Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Marine Rescue Services, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Emergency Services Cadet Corps. 

The full list of the 2016 award winners and their regions is attached. For more information about the awards visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

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Media Contact: DFES Media and Corporate Communications 9225 5955.

Business

Region

Award Category

Kimberley

Argyle Engineering

Kimberley

Silver

Boab Health Services

Kimberley

Silver

Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation

Kimberley

Silver

Kununurra Primary Health Centre

Kimberley

Bronze

Pilbara

 

 

Rio Tinto - RSM Locomotives / 7 Mile

Pilbara

Gold

TEC Services

Pilbara

Gold

BP - Roebourne

Pilbara

Silver

Fortescue Metal Group - Rolling Stock Maintenance

Pilbara

Silver

Midwest Gascyone

 

 

Aurizon

Midwest Gascoyne

Gold

Champion Bay Electrical

Midwest Gascoyne

Silver

Shire of Irwin

Midwest Gascoyne

Silver

Goldfields Midlands

Goldfields Australia

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

Moran's Store

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

Quintos Tyres 

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

Shire of Chittering

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

Shire of Northam

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt

Goldfields Midlands

Gold

Great Southern

 

 

Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup

Great Southern

Gold

Shire of Katanning

Great Southern

Gold

Albany Turf Farm

Great Southern

Silver

Downtime Diving

Great Southern

Silver

Mount Barker Community College

Great Southern

Silver

Pingelly Post Office

Great Southern

Silver

Crocks Mobile Mechanical

Great Southern

Bronze

South West

 

 

Fulton Hogan Services

South West

Gold

Coogee Chemicals - Kemerton

South West

Silver

Discount Drug Store - Mandurah

South West

Silver

Hynes Contracting

South West

Silver

Woolworths - Treendale

South West

Silver

AlphaZeta Group

South West

Bronze

Lower South West

 

 

Margaret River Vet Hospital

Lower South West

Gold

Rose & Son Building

Lower South West

Gold

Activ Foundation

Lower South West

Silver

Bayview Geographe Resort

Lower South West

Silver

Caltex - Busselton

Lower South West

Silver

Margaret River Burger Company

Lower South West

Silver

Marla Securities

Lower South West

Silver

Warren Hospital

Lower South West

Silver

Baptistcare Moonya

Lower South West

Bronze

Explorus Adventure Learning

Lower South West

Bronze

Hanrahan Construction

Lower South West

Bronze

WA Country Health Service - South West

Lower South West

Bronze

Perth metropolitan area

 

 

Averm Pty Ltd

Metro North Coastal

Silver

Thornlie Senior High School

Metro North Coastal

Silver

Rentokil Initital

Metro North Coastal

Bronze

Department of Corrective Services - Wooroloo Prison Farm

Metro North East

Gold

Caversham Wildlife Park

Metro North East

Bronze

CPR Electrical Services

Metro North East

Bronze

Edith Cowan University - Mt Lawley Campus

Metro North East

Bronze

Alcoa Huntly Minesite

Metro South Coastal

Gold

Alcoa Kwinana Refinery

Metro South Coastal

Gold

Artemis Cleaning

Metro South Coastal

Gold

Aurecon

Metro South Coastal

Silver

Gantheaume Bay Electrical

Metro South Coastal

Silver

Kinetic IT

Metro South Coastal

Silver

Metcash Limited

Metro South Coastal

Silver

Silver Chain Group Limited

Metro South Coastal

Silver

BGC Plumbing

Metro South Coastal

Bronze

GA Perry

Metro South Coastal

Bronze

The Blue Budha

Metro South Coastal

Bronze

Camco Engineering

Metro South East

Gold

Central Park

Metro South East

Gold

City of Gosnells

Metro South East

Gold

Frank's International

Metro South East

Silver

Australian Native Nursery

Metro South East

Bronze

SpiderWeb Solutions

SWORD Metropolitan

Gold

Rio Tinto - Water Resource Evaluation

SWORD Metropolitan

Silver

CJD Equipment

SWORD Metropolitan

Bronze


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