Hectic nurse’s life no barrier to Jane’s commitment to SES

Peter Keillor Award nominee and Bayswater State Emergency Service team leader and training manager Jane Campbell. Picture: Marcus Whisson d423513
Peter Keillor Award nominee and Bayswater State Emergency Service team leader and training manager Jane Campbell. Picture: Marcus Whisson d423513

Despite a busy schedule as an emergency department nurse, Ms Campbell has dedicated eight years to helping people as part of the Bayswater unit.

With about a decade of experience, the training manager has been recognised as a 2014 SES Peter Keillor Award finalist.

Ms Campbell said she was honoured and amazed to be nominated among such a high calibre of volunteers who had years of experience.

As a nurse at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Ms Campbell used her skills to create mock injuries to train emergency response teams for different scenarios.

‘Out on searches looking for lost people, knowing that the family feel a little bit better seeing a group of people looking for their loved one is a great feeling,’ Ms Campbell said.

‘Even helping an elderly lady with a broken tile on her roof, knowing she feels safe in her own home is great.’

The 2014 SES awards winners will be announced on Saturday, October 4, at the Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Conference.