Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Emergency Service volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to the Mandurah community.

The fourth annual event was held at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre to acknowledge and celebrate the vital role volunteers play in emergency service operations.

Around 120 volunteers attended the night from nine emergency service agencies including Fire & Rescue Service, Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, State Emergency Service, Surf Life Saving, Marine Rescue Group and St John Ambulance.

The Community Spirit Award recipients for 2018 are:

  • Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service - Unit Award

  • Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade - Pam Bennett

  • Mandurah State Emergency Service - Bec Burns

  • Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club - 2017/18 100 hours of Patrol Achievers

  • Mandurah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service - Tania Millar

  • Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group - Mark Robinson

  • Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club Melissa Martin

  • St John Ambulance – Event Health Services (Mandurah) - Ron & Maxine Bell

  • St John Ambulance - Unit Award

The City of Mandurah and the Council are extremely grateful for the work all volunteers do in the community.

Being an emergency response volunteer can be dangerous and demanding.  They freely donate their time and energy to assist in times of crisis; from long shifts through to responding at a moment’s notice.