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Firefighting Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Firefighting Awards.

Acknowledge the incredible work and extraordinary contributions of our State’s volunteer and career firefighters by nominating them for the 2019 Firefighting Awards.

DFES volunteers can nominate on the Innovation Platform, which is accessed via the Volunteer Portal. Simply sign into the Volunteer Portal using your existing log on details and click on the 'Innovation' banner on the home page. If you have not signed into the Innovation Platform previously, you will be prompted to answer a few short questions.

DFES staff can nominate on the Innovation Platform, which is accessed via the Intranet (Applications > Innovation Platform P2P).

Members of the public can nominate by contacting the Awards Coordinator.

Nominations close 4pm Monday 13 May 2019.

Award Categories
Awards will be presented in the following six categories:

Team Achievement Award
This is awarded to a brigade, team or taskforce from the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service or Bush Fire Service who have made extraordinary impact to their service or the community over the past year.

Youth Achievement Award
This is awarded to an active volunteer firefighter from the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service or Bush Fire Service under the age of 25 years who has made a positive impact in the past year.

Western Australian Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
This is awarded to a career firefighter or station officer who has shown dedication to duty beyond normal expectations in the past year.

Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services who has made an outstanding contribution in the past year.

Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service who has made an outstanding contribution in the past year.

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of Western Australia Award
This is awarded to an active, operational volunteer from the WA Bush Fire Service who has made an outstanding contribution in the past year.

Award Criteria
Award nominees must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Dedication to duty beyond normal expectations.
  • Kindness, understanding, compassion or courage in the line of duty.
  • Contribution beyond normal expectations to the efficiency and growth of firefighting efforts in WA.
  • Achievement in community education or community based fire prevention programs.
  • Helped develop or implement a new idea or initiative.
  • Award Ceremony
    Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony held on Saturday 7 September 2019 during the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.

    Award Enquiries
    For more further information please read the Firefighting Awards Guidelines or contact the Awards Co-ordinator via awards@dfes.wa.gov.au


    Previous Award Recipients

    Team Achievement Award
    Tom Price Bush Fire Brigade/Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Brigade (2018)
    Argyle Irishtown Bush Fire Brigade (2017)

    WA Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
    Philip Brandrett, District Officer, Lower South West Regional Office (2018)
    Andrew Seuren, Regional Operations Support Officer, South Coastal (2017)
    Stuart Parks, Midland Career Fire and Rescue (2016)
    Martin Cable, Station Officer Kalgoorlie Fire Station (2015)

    Youth Achievement Award
    Callum O’Connell, Tom Price Emergency Services Cadet Corp (2018)
    Struan Graham, Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
    Matthew Holland, Witchcliffe Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service (2015)
    Kellie Bullen, Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)

    Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award
    Chris Unstead, Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service Brigade (2018)
    Richard Oman, Fitzroy Crossing Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (2017)
    Jack Jones, Onslow Volunteer Emergency Services Unit (2016)
    Frazer McGregor & Sandra Lymbery, Coral Bay Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (2015)

    WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
    Gyula Bogar, Boyup Brook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade (2018)
    Warren Schofield, Derby Fire and Rescue Service (2017)
    Anthony Crudeli, Mullewa Fire and Rescue Service (2016)
    Deirdre Marchese, Kambalda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2015)

    Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award
    Will Carmody, Cascade Bush Fire Brigade (2017)
    Blake Halford, Gibson Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
    Terri Kowal, Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade (2015)​​​​​​

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