members are being called to nominate their personal emergency services hero as
part of the annual Fire and Emergency Service Awards.
awards honour the outstanding achievements of volunteers and career
firefighters who respond around the clock to fires, floods, cyclones, storms
and land and sea search and rescue operations.
and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm, AFSM, said the past awards had
recognised the tireless work of emergency services personnel during long and
challenging incidents across the State.
“Whether they are called to free car crash
victims, battle a blazing house fire, take to stormy seas to search for missing
vessels or scour the desert for a missing person, these men and women show
bravery and courage in often high-pressure and emotionally challenging
situations,” Commissioner Klemm said.
honoured personnel have spent endless hours relocating residents displaced
through cyclones, conducted community education campaigns on fire safety and highlighted
mental health issues.”
being under immense pressure, sometimes for several days and weeks during big
bushfire incidents and natural disasters, they displayed a high level of
integrity and professionalism that should be commended.
awards represent an opportunity for the WA public and those who have benefitted
from the excellent work of our humble emergency services personnel to recognise
and say thank you to these hardworking leaders and role models,” Commissioner
for the Firefighting, State Emergency Service and Volunteer Marine Rescue Services
Awards close 4pm, Monday 13 May.
awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on Saturday 7 September during the
2019 Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Conference.
further information on categories, nomination forms and previous winners visit dfes.wa.gov.au/awards.
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