Joe (Joseph) Anthony TAYLOR, Gosnells WA 6110
The award reads
Mr Taylor joined the Gosnells State Emergency Service (SES) Unit in 1983 and has served in many positions throughout his distinguished career including Media Liaison Officer, Trainer/Assessor, Team Leader, Senior Team Leader, and Field Search Controller; in particular, he served as SES Local Manager from 1998 to 2005, and has represented the SES on the Local Emergency Management Advisory Committee. On numerous occasions, Mr Taylor has been deployed in a variety of roles regionally or interstate including as Media Liaison Officer during Tropical Cyclone John in 1999, Tropical Cyclone Chris in 2002 and Tropical Cyclone Nicholas in 2008; and as Field Search Controller, Senior Team Leader or Team Leader during many Search and Rescue operations and other storm operations in the Perth metropolitan and surrounding areas. Mr Taylor has served the community of Western Australia with distinction.
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2005.
SESVA President and Committee Members pass on their congratulation to Joe on this award.