The second week in November is recognised by all states in Australia as “National State Emergency Service Week”. This is a time to recognise the volunteers who assist the community cope with natural or man-made emergencies. On Saturday 12 November, Gosnells member Dyani Cobbold from Huntingdale contribution was recognised at the SES Annual Awards Dinner, by receiving the National Medal. The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of eligible organisations who protect life and/or property at some risk to themselves. The nomination must be approved by the Governor General.
A week after celebrating the valued achievements of many SES volunteers, a large contingent of these volunteers headed east to Dallwalinu, to assist searching for a missing person. Due to the vast distance from Peth, the 6 volunteers from the Gosnells State Emergency Service (SES) unit upto 4 days away from their families. “This concern for the community does impact on the volunteers family, for which the SES is appreciative”, said Gosnells SES Local Manager, Paul Hollamby.
It is worth remembering that volunteers would not be able to make this commitment without the support of their families and employers.
Dyani Cobbold recieves her National Medal