Gordon Hall, currently a SES Volunteer at Rockingham and President of the WA SES Volunteers Association, has been recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours, with an Emergency Service Medal (ESM). Well done.
Also congratulations to DFES Commissioner, Darren Klemm, for his success with an Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)
Here is a copy of the media transcript for Gordon:
Mr Gordon Maxwell HALL, Secret Harbour WA 6173 Mr Hall became a volunteer with the Swan Unit of the Western Australian State Emergency Service (SES) in late 1993. His involvement with Swan SES included being a member of the Incident Management Team for a number of searches and operations. In 1995 he became involved in the WA Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES), the predecessor of the SES Volunteers Association (SESVA). He became a key figure in the major changes to WAVES which saw it evolve into the association it is today. In 1998 he was the first SES volunteer selected to become a member of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Board and subsequently took up an appointment as the FESA Regional Director for the region covering the Midwest, Goldfields, and Midlands areas. As a Regional Director he was involved in a number of State and emergency management committees and played a key role in large scale emergency and recovery operations. In 2005 he was appointed Director for Corporate Governance and Strategic Projects and, until 2011, was involved in a number of projects including the design and implementation of a database for tracking major reviews, inquiries, and post incident analysis. Other projects included the rollout of identity cards for emergency service volunteers and the establishment and operation of the call centre for the Public Information Line. Subsequently he was appointed Secretary for the SESVA in 2011, and elected as President in 2013. In 2016 he was elected as the inaugural Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National SES Volunteers Association. Mr Hall continues to serve the community of Western Australia and is currently a member of the SES Rockingham/Kwinana Unit.