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Firefighting Awards

2020 Firefighter Awards Finalists have been announced

Western Australian volunteer and career firefighters protect over two million square kilometres of land and structures. The annual Firefighting Awards recognise the outstanding efforts of our volunteer and career firefighters who have made a significant contribution and demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment to the volunteer fire services.

Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists:

Youth Achievement Award

  • Jayden Dwyer, Quinns Rock BFB
  • Jordan McIntosh, Bunbury BFB

 Team Achievement Award

  • Bunbury BFB
  • Kambalda VFRS
  • Roleystone BFB

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Graham Hunter, Port Hedland VFRS
  • Melanie McGoldrick, Lancelin VFRS
  • Gary Webster, Ravensthorpe VFRS

Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Award

No nominations received for this category

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award

  • Darren Cole, Quinns Rock BFB
  • Rudi James, West Swan BFB
  • Murray McGregor, Northam Central BFB

Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Senior Firefighter Glenn Dafoe
  • Senior Firefighter Michael Hatfield

2020 Fire and Emergency Services Awards Gala Dinner

The WA Fire and Emergency Service Awards gala dinner will bring together all of our services to showcase outstanding individuals and teams. Awards presented will include Marine Rescue, State Emergency Service, Firefighting awards and DFES awards.

Date: Saturday 17 October 2020
Time: 6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre Dinner Drinks
7.30pm – 11:30pm Awards Gala Dinner
Venue:   Crown Ballroom, Crown Perth, Gt Eastern Highway, Burswood
Dress: Semi-formal with miniature medals


Registrations to the Gala Dinner are essential. Please visit the conference website www.wafesconference.com.au to confirm your attendance.

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

Previous Award Recipients

Team Achievement Award
Kalgoorlie VFRS (2019)
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
Gregory Henry, Senior Firefighter (2019)
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
Jarred Kowal, Bunbury BFB (2019)
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
Hubertus Vink, Halls Creek VFES (2019)
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
Phillip Leach, Broome VFRS (2019)
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
Ted Rasktrick, Borholm Bush Fire Brigade (2019)
Bradley Warr, Dwellingup Bush Fire Brigade (2018)
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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