Volunteer Marine Rescue Services Awards
The Volunteer Marine Rescue Services (VRMS) Awards honour the achievements of active VMRS volunteers and groups for their outstanding efforts and exceptional dedication to duty whether responding incidents or undertaking community education and awareness programs.
Award recipients for 2017 were announced at a special awards ceremony during the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference on Saturday 9 September.
The recipients of the 2017 VMRS Awards are:
DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
- Jamie Jones - Training Officer / Vice-Commander Geraldton Volunteer Search and Rescue
DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
- Christine Heu - Commander Jurien Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue
VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations
- Coral Bay Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue
Department of Transport Award for Excellence in Marine Safety
- Cockburn Sea Search and Rescue Group
VMRWA Commanders Award
- Ian Stiles - Vice Commander Jurien Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue
For more information on the 2017 award winners see the VMRS Awards media release.