Eight FESA State Emergency Service (SES) Awards finalists have been named for their continued commitment and dedication helping keep their local communities safe. FESA Chief Operations Officer Craig Hynes said the finalists had each made an exceptional contribution to their area and it is wonderful to see them recognised for their valuable work. “It was not an easy task to select only eight finalists from our 1900 hard working volunteers,” Mr Hynes said. “These awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge those volunteers who have gone beyond the call of duty. “It is also an opportunity to thank all of our SES volunteers who continue to commit countless hours to keeping communities safe. “Our volunteers freely give their own time to help between work and family commitments to attend training and incidents.” Mr Hynes offered his congratulation to each of the finalists. “These volunteers have excelled and inspired both their peers and the community,” Mr Hynes said. “We are fortunate to have such skilled and committed volunteers to rely on during emergencies.”
Awards are presented in three categories.
- The collective work of a team or unit is recognised with the Team Achievement Award.
- Volunteers aged 16 to 25 years who have made a valuable contribution to their unit are recognised with the Youth Achievement Award.
- The Peter Keillor Award, named after a former Murray SES volunteer, goes to a volunteer who has gone beyond the call of duty in demonstrating a high level of dedication and commitment to the SES.
Nominees were judged on their dedication to duty, involvement in development or implementation of programs, contribution to the service and excellence in preparedness, response and safety at an incident.
2010 State Emergency Service Awards Finalists
Peter Keillor Award
- Stephen Cable – Kalbarri SES Unit
- Trevor Patton – Karratha SES Unit
- Robert Crawford – Communications Support Unit
Team Achievement Award
- Karratha SES Road Crash Rescue Team
- Kalbarri SES Unit
- Mandurah SES Training Section
Youth Achievement Award
- Steven Crawford – Communications Support Unit
- Phillip Hale – Bayswater SES Unit