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State Emergency Service Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 State Emergency Service Awards.

Celebrate the achievements of the SES by nominating an active SES volunteer, team or unit that deserves recognition.

To nominate, please follow the instructions below, based on your profile.

I am a member of the public

If you are a member of the public and would like to submit a nomination please click here.

I am a DFES Volunteer

Step 1 Register or login to the DFES Volunteer Portal.
Step 1 Once logged in, click here  to visit the nomination page for the 2018 State Emergency Service Awards (First time users will be asked to verify their profile)

I am a DFES staff member

Step 1 Click here to visit the nomination page for the 2018 State Emergency Service Awards (First time users will be asked to verify their profile)

Nominations close 4pm Wednesday 2 May.


Award Categories

Awards will be presented in the following three categories:

Youth Achievement Award (volunteers 16–25 years)
Awarded to a volunteer under the age of 25 years who has made a valuable contribution to their unit.

Peter Keillor Award
In honour of former Murray SES volunteer Peter Keillor; this award is presented annually to a volunteer who has gone beyond the call of duty in demonstrating a high level of dedication and commitment to the SES.

Team Achievement Award
Awarded to a SES unit or team who have initiated a new idea, worked collectively to achieve outstanding results in a particular area or undertaken a community awareness project.

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 She 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 ceremony hosted during the 2018 Australasian Fire and Emergency Authority (AFAC) conference on Friday 7 September.

Award Enquiries
For award enquiries please contact awards@dfes.wa.gov.au

Previous Award Recipients

Youth Achievement Award
Brayden Dilley, Kalamunda SES (2017)
Mary-Therese Shanks, Mandurah SES (2016)
Kirsten Beidatsch, Mt Barker SES (2015)

Peter Keillor Award
Robert Palmer, Mundaring SES (2017)
Keith Squibb, Hedland SES (2016)
Jane Campbell, Bayswater SES (2015)

Team Achievement Award
Esperance SES Unit (2017)
Bunbury SES Unit (2016)
Manjimup SES Unit (2015)


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