Local Emergency Services volunteers have been recognised for their dedicated efforts at a special awards ceremony recently.
The City of Mandurah's 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Evening, themed 'Dedicating Time, Saving Lives', recognised and celebrated the contributions of local volunteer emergency response teams to the community.
Mayor Rhys Williams congratulated the award winners for their dedicated efforts in protecting and supporting the community.
“On behalf of the City of Mandurah, I'd like to thank and congratulate all of our emergency services volunteers for the work you do in helping our community, you are such a valued part of the Mandurah lifestyle,” he said.
“We are lucky to have a passionate local community of volunteers in Mandurah. Each year close to 300 people generously donate their time to help out across the City, equating to around 360 of volunteer hours each week.
“This commitment and dedication to the wellbeing and support of our community is truly amazing.”
The recipients of the Community Spirit Award at the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening were:
Mark Gumley - Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade
Mal Saunders (life member) - Mandurah Volunteer Fire Rescue Service.
Falcon Volunteer Fire Rescue Service – unit award
St John Event Health Services – unit award
St John Ambulance Dawesville – unit award
Madison Large (Volunteer Surf Life Saver) - Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club
Starfish Nippers Program - Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club
Barb Walton (secretary) - Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue
Ruth Haslam - Mandurah State Emergency Service