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From the President
The month of May has been very busy in meeting with SES Units across the state of Western Australia. Each SES Unit was invited to provide the next step in consultation for the coming Combined Emergency Services Legislation. It is critically important that SES members have their input to government prior to the release of the discussion paper.
DFES Conference 2023
The biggest event of our year is right around the corner, with just over three months to go before the 2023 WAFES Conference and Awards are held on Friday September 8th and Saturday September 9th.
Volunteers who would like to attend the conference and awards have two ways to register to be a part of the weekend’s events.
National Memorial Service
An AFAC Memorial Medallion was presented to the families and the service also acknowledged the names added to the Memorial Wall, which lists all who have died in the line of duty since records began.
WOW Day 2023
WOW day 2023 lots of activities at SES Units across the state. Emergency Services Minister, Stephen Dawson MLC, joined DFES Acting Commissioner
Craig Waters to celebrate WOW Day at Kings Park.
Many SES Units celebrated WOW Day at their units or at their community’s significant landmarks. This month’s Newsletter is a bumper WOW Day edition showcasing this special day.
On 10th May 2023, long service awards recognising 100 years of diligent service to the SES were presented to
Bayswater SES members by Acting Deputy Commissioner Jon Broomhall AFSM. Medals, clasps and medallions presented on the night.
Senior Sergeant Gavin Radice has been the Officer-in-Charge of the Emergency Operations Unit (EOU) since August 2022. He was the previous Officer-in-Charge of Water Police, however he has had a long career serving at numerous police stations across the state.
Fatigued people are often unaware that they are not functioning as well as they would be if they were not fatigued, and this can make it difficult to diagnose. Keeping everyone safe requires us to not only be vigilant in self-assessment but also identify fatigue-related behaviour in the people we work with.
Several Management Committee terms of appointment end at the 2023 AGM. All Units are invited to nominate for these positions. Nominations close Thursday 13th of July 2023.