26/01/2020 - Tex McPherson ESM

Tex (Ronald) McPherson Awarded ESM

It will be an Australia Day to Remember for Tex McPherson of the Swan SES Unit, after he was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list, 2020, for his contribution to the Emergency Services. Tex was awarded the Emergency Services Medal by the Governor General of Australia, General David Hurley.

Tex first joined the Swan SES Unit as a Volunteer in 1998 and his leadership and training abilities were recognised very early in his Volunteer career.  He has been an outstanding SES rescuer, trainer and leader, who has, for more than twenty years, demonstrated outstanding skills in leadership and the operational and training environment of the State Emergency Service throughout Western Australia.

Some examples of his ability to adapt and succeed have included deployments to the Moora floods, Morangup searches, Gosford NSW fires, Norseman bushfires, TC Monty, Fay and others, as well as flooding in the Greenough and Gascoyne river areas. 

He has consistently maintained a high workload and standard of professionalism in all that he has done within the State Emergency Service and allied areas.  Tex is viewed as a good example of the abilities and values that an SES volunteer should possess and is seen as a person who values his integrity and is held in high regard by his peers and work colleagues.

On behalf of the SESVA President Greg Cook, Committee Members and members of the SESVA Tex is to be congratulated in being awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) and thanked for his excellent service to the community, the state and our country.

Well done Tex

Gordon Hall ESM