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State Emergency Service Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 State Emergency Service Awards.

Recognise the exceptional achievements of the State Emergency Service by nominating an active volunteer, team or group of SES volunteers for the 2019 State Emergency Service 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.

Award Categories
Awards are available in the following three categories:

Youth Achievement Award (16–25 years)
This award celebrated the achievements of a volunteer, under the age of 25 who has accomplished significant goals and has made a positive impact in the SES.

Peter Keillor Award
Named in honour of Murray SES volunteer Peter Keillor, the Peter Keillor Award is the most prestigious and highest individual honour in the SES Awards and is presented to a dedicated volunteer who has made an exemplary contribution to the SES during their time as a volunteer, and specifically in the past 12 months.

Team Achievement Award
The Team Achievement Award is presented to a team or group of SES volunteers who united, have made an exceptional contribution to the community over the past 12 months.

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

  • Dedication to duty beyond normal expectations
  • Involvement in the development or implementation of a SES awareness or prevention program (e.g. community safety activity, recruitment drive)
  • Contribution to the efficiency, effectiveness and development of the SES through ingenuity and innovation (e.g. new safe work practice, new training method, new procedures)
  • Demonstrated excellence in preparedness, response and safety at an incident.

Award Ceremony
Award recipients will be announced at a gala ceremony on Saturday 7 September 2019 at the 2019 WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.

Award Enquiries
For more information on the nomination process please see the State Emergency Service Awards Guidelines or email awards@dfes.wa.gov.au


Previous Award Recipients

Youth Achievement Award
Sarah Hamilton – Belmont Victoria Park SES (2018)
Brayden Dilley, Kalamunda SES (2017)
Mary-Therese Shanks, Mandurah SES (2016)
Kirsten Beidatsch, Mt Barker SES (2015)

Peter Keillor Award
Stephen Faulkner, Wanneroo Joondalup SES (2018)
Robert Palmer, Mundaring SES (2017)
Keith Squibb, Hedland SES (2016)
Jane Campbell, Bayswater SES (2015)

Team Achievement Award
National Disaster Rescue Challenge WA SES Team (2018)
Esperance SES Unit (2017)
Bunbury SES Unit (2016)
Manjimup SES Unit (2015)​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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