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The Mandurah SES annual awards night was held on November 27th. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of DFES Service Awards to 27 Mandurah SES volunteers. After the presentation of the 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 20-year and 30-year awards the evening was topped off by the presentation of four 35-year awards to the Deputy Managers of the Mandurah unit.

Paul Dwyer – Finance and Recruiting

Phil Bresser – Operations

Phil Rance – Emergency Management and Logistics

Will Norris – Training

Between them, they have accrued 140 years of outstanding service to the State Emergency Service and the community. All have Emergency Service Medals and National Medals with two bars. 

The Awards Night was attended by DFES District Officer Will Blackshaw, volunteers from the Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance members, Peel Amateur Radio Group members and Emergency Service cadets. Special guests included Mandurah City Councillor Merv Darcy and Mandurah Emergency Management Coordinator Myra Giardini, National President of the SES Association Gordon Hall, our major sponsors, the Mandurah Murray Mayday Club and Peel Community Bingo and Mandurah State Emergency Service volunteers and their families.

I feel extremely lucky to have such dedicated volunteers supporting me for the past 30 years.

Written by: 
Chris Stickland ESM
Unit Manager Mandurah State Emergency Service

Tania Millar Paul  Dwyer Chris Strickland Alison Kew

Mandurah city councillor Merv Darcy, Chris Stockland David Price Will Blackshaw

Rescue team winners

Our Tetris challenge started on Facebook with a goal to get 100 likes on our post and the Mundaring SES would take part in the Tetris Challenge for 2019. The Tetris Challenge consists of taking out every item from your vehicle and trailer and laying it out like a game of tetris and taking a photo so show it all. 

It took 2 days and we had our challenge set by our community, we booked in a Saturday with some members and hit the ground running. It only took around an hour to carefully lay out all the items, we moved some things around and took some practice shots with the drone (We had no idea how to use it!). 

Getting the troopy and trailer straight was the hardest part of the day! Eventually we got there and we stood back and waited for the sun to hit the right spot! So during the hottest part of the day on the hottest day in November on record, 5 of our members and 2 borrowed children (Thanks to our Unit Manager and Team 1 Leader) we laid down and took as many photos as possible before we all fried!.

Our photo came our spectacular and it really highlights the amount of items that the Mundaring unit take out with them on every call out. The photo was a hit on Facebook and our community were blown away by our haul. The feedback we received has all been positive and has given our little unit the boost it needed in regards to Community Engagement.


Mundaring SES Tetris Challenge 2019

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