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Marine Rescue Western Australia Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Marine Rescue Awards.

Honour the outstanding achievements of volunteers with the Marine Rescue by nominating them for the 2020 Marine Rescue Awards.

Emergency services volunteers registered with DFES, DFES employees and members of the public can nominate through the nomination website.

Nominations close 4pm Thursday 13 July 2020.

Award Categories and Criteria
Awards are available in the following three categories:

Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development
The future of the service depends on youth volunteers. This award will be presented to either:

  • A stand out volunteer or cadet under the age of 25 years who shows exceptional qualities and has made a remarkable contribution in the past 12 months; or a
  • A Marine Rescue group who has contributed significantly to the development of youth volunteers.

Criteria:

  • Exceptional dedication to duty OR demonstrated outstanding effort during an incident.
  • Achievement in community education or awareness programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership, reliability, dependability and teamwork.

Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
The Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution is the most distinguished and highest individual honour in the Marine Rescue Awards. It is presented to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the Marine Rescue in the past 12 months.

Criteria:

  • Exceptional dedication to duty OR demonstrated outstanding effort during an incident.
  • Achievement in community education or awareness programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership, reliability, dependability and teamwork.

Marine Rescue Western Australia Award for Outstanding Group Operations
The Marine Rescue Western Australia Award for Outstanding Group Operations recognises a group who has excelled in all aspects of volunteering for Marine Rescue WA. It is presented to a group who have made an outstanding contribution to the Marine Rescue in the past 12 months.

Criteria:

  • Outstanding rescue or activity.
  • Demonstrated excellence in preparedness, response and safety at an incident.
  • Exception dedication to duty to effect an operation.

Award Eligibility
All current, active volunteers with Marine Rescue Western Australia are eligible to be nominated for an award. Nominees must meet all the criteria in the award category.

Award Ceremony
Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Award Enquiries
For further information please see the Marine Rescue Awards Guidelines or email eventsandawards@dfes.wa.gov.au  

 

Previous Award Recipients

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
Nikki Russell, Cockburn VMRS (2019)
No recipient in 2018
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

Jeff Howe ESM, Volunteer Marine Rescue WA (2018)
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
Shark Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (2018)
Coral Bay Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue (2017)
Port Walcott Sea Search and Rescue (2016)
Albany Sea Rescue Squad (2015) ​​​​​

VMRWA Commander’s Award
Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Volunteer Marine Rescue Training Group (2018)
Ian Stiles, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016)

Department of Transport Award for Excellence in Marine Safety
Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue (2019)
Port Hedland Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2018)
Cockburn Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2017)
Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
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