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Volunteer Marine Rescue Services Awards

2019 Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Awards Finalists have been announced

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Service (VMRS) protects over 13,000 kilometres of coastline with just 1,700 committed volunteers. The VMRS Awards are our way of celebrating the outstanding efforts of our volunteers who have shown a high level of dedication to the VMRS and WA community.

Congratulations to all the nominees who have been shortlisted as finalists:

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development

  • Nikki Russell, Cockburn VMRS

VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations

  • Albany VMRS
  • Esperance VMRS
  • Shark Bay VMRS/

DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement

  • Noel Gaitskell, Carnarvon VMRS
  • James Jones, Geraldton VMRS
  • Zachary Slaughter, Port Hedland VMRS

2019 Fire and Emergency Services Awards Gala Dinner

The WA Fire and Emergency Service Awards gala dinner will bring together all of our services to showcase outstanding individuals and teams. Awards presented will include Volunteer Marine Rescue Services, State Emergency Service and Firefighting awards.

Date: Saturday 7 September 2019
Time:
6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre Dinner Drinks
7.00pm – 11.30pm Awards Gala Dinner
Venue: BelleVue Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress Semi-formal with miniature medals

 

Registrations to the Gala Dinner are essential. Please visit the conference website www.wafesconference.com.au to confirm your attendance.

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

 

 

Previous Award Recipients

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
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
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
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
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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