National Memorial Service Canberra 12th May 2023
AFAC, the National Council for fire and emergency services in Australasia, will be conducting commemorations at the AFAC National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra, on May 12, 2023.
SESVA President Greg Cook will be attending from WA along with the SES Youth Achievement Award winner for 2019, Alex Corinaldesi of Cockburn SES, and 2022 winner, Cassidy Kempster of the Northshore SES.
The Youth Achievement Award winners for 2019, 2020 and 2021 missed out on this opportunity due to the pandemic. For the 2023 contingent, the National SESVA and the SESVA of WA will fund the travel and accommodation for the two young SES Volunteers from WA which means Alex is the first to be offered the opportunity to make up for the cancellation of the commemorations between 2020 and 2022.
This is an excellent opportunity for Alex and Cassidy to further their knowledge and develop their leadership skills. They will be joining up with an SES youth contingent, aged 16-30, from across Australia to pay respects to their fire and emergency service colleagues who have died in the line of duty.
While visiting Canberra, the young volunteers will also see the ACT Emergency Services Agency facilities, GeoScience Australia, and Parliament House.