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Firefighting Awards

Firefighting Awards 2021 finalists

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 the 2021 finalists:

Youth Achievement Award

  • Jay Dwyer, Quinns Rock Bush Fire Brigade
  • Colin Griffiths, Northcliffe Bush Fire Brigade and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Sarah Conlin, Roleystone Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Brigade

Team Achievement Award

  • Kalbarri Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Bridgetown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Dampier Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Sheree Lowe, Merredin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Mark Ellison, Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Alan Gordon Pugh, Kalamunda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Award

  • Simone Conklin, Eucla Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services
  • Timothy Batten, Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services
  • Christopher Unstead, Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award

  • Kim Greenham, William Bay Bush Fire Brigade
  • Terri Kowal, Bunbury City Bush Fire Brigade
  • James Taylor, Broome Regional Bush Fire Brigade

Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Rik Fennell, Joondalup Fire and Rescue Service
  • Wayne Spear, Perth Fire and Rescue Service
  • Anthony Keeping, Geraldton Fire and Rescue Service

2021 WA Fire and Emergency Services Awards gala dinner

The WA Fire and Emergency Service Awards gala dinner brings together all services to showcase outstanding individuals and teams. Winners will be announced for all WAFES Awards covering the DFES, Marine Rescue, State Emergency Service and Firefighting awards.

  • Date: Saturday 11 September 2021
  • Time: 6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre-dinner drinks.
    7.00pm – 11.30pm Awards gala dinner and presentation
  • Venue: Crown Ballroom, Crown Perth
  • Dress: Semi-formal with miniature medals

Further information on registering to attend the event will be announced soon.


Previous Award Recipients

Team Achievement Award
Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade (2020)
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
Senior Firefighter Michael Hatfield (2020)
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
Jordan McIntosh, Bunbury BFB (2020)
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
No nominations received for this category in 2020
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
Melanie McGoldrick, Lancelin VFRS (2020)
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
Murray McGregor, Northam Central and Irishtown BFB’s (2020)
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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