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Volunteer Marine Services Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Volunteer Marine Rescue Services (VRMS) Awards closed on Wednesday 16 May. Judging is now underway and finalists will be announced shortly.

The awards honour the achievements of active VMRS volunteers and groups who have shown dedication to duty.

VMRS Awards will be presented in the following three categories:

  • DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
  • DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
  • VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations

Winners will be announced at a joint evening ceremony to be held in September at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, during AFAC Conference.

AFAC Conference has replaced our annual WA Fire and Emergency Services conference, which will return in 2019. Due to conference programming the State Emergency Service Awards, Firefighting Awards and Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Awards are being combined into one event this year.

2018 Fire and Emergency Services Awards Ceremony

Date: Friday 7 September 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 11.30pm
Venue: BelleVue Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: Volunteers – one complimentary ticket per volunteer
Finalists – two complimentary tickets

Please note that additional guests and partners who are not volunteers but wish to attend will be charged $100 per ticket (subsidised by DFES)

Information on how to purchase your tickets will be available shortly on this page.

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

 

Previous Award Recipients

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
Jamie Jones, Geraldton Volunteer Search and Rescue (2017)
Ryan Godfrey, Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
Adam Farmer, Cadet Mandurah Water Rescue Group (2015)

DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
Christine Heu, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Barb Walton, Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016) Alex Williams, Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2015)

VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations
Coral Bay Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue (2017)
Port Walcott Sea Search and Rescue (2016)
Albany Sea Rescue Squad (2015) ​​​​

 

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