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Firefighting Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Firefighting Awards closed on Wednesday 16 May. Judging is now underway and finalists will be announced shortly.

The awards honour the achievements of individuals, groups, units or brigades who have gone beyond the call of duty.

Firefighting Awards will be presented in the following five categories:

  • Youth Achievement Award (firefighters 16 – 25 years old)
  • Team Achievement Award
  • Western Australian Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
  • Western Australian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
  • Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of Western Australia Award
  • Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award

Winners will be announced at a joint evening ceremony to be held in September at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, during AFAC Conference.

AFAC Conference has replaced our annual WA Fire and Emergency Services conference, which will return in 2019. Due to conference programming the State Emergency Service Awards, Firefighting Awards and Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Awards are being combined into one event this year.

2018 Fire and Emergency Services Awards Ceremony

Date: Friday 7 September 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 11.30pm
Venue: BelleVue Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: Volunteers – one complimentary ticket per volunteer
Finalists – two complimentary tickets

Please note that additional guests and partners who are not volunteers but wish to attend will be charged $100 per ticket (subsidised by DFES)

Information on how to purchase your tickets will be available shortly on this page.

For more information email conference@dfes.wa.gov.au.

Previous Award Recipients

Team Achievement Award
Argyle Irishtown Bush Fire Brigade (2017)

WA Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
Andrew Seuren, Regioinal 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
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
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
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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