City of Swan recognises service of volunteer firefighters


Volunteer firefighters were awarded for their dedication and service.
Volunteer firefighters were awarded for their dedication and service.

VOLUNTEER firefighters across the City of Swan have been recognised and thanked for their hard work and dedication in a special award ceremony over the weekend.

23 local volunteer firefighters from East Gidgegannup, West Gidgegannup, West Swan, East Swan and Bullsbrook were recognised for their long-service milestones.

City of Swan deputy Mayor Kevin Bailey said he was grateful for the continual commitment of all volunteer firefighters.

“With a combined total of 360 years of service, the volunteer firefighters awarded have demonstrated hard work, commitment and reliability,” he said.

“We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to train, be on call, work in dangerous conditions and protect their community, and their courage is greatly appreciated when fires threaten our communities.”

The award ceremony was held during an annual briefing session to get the City’s emergency services equipped ahead of the upcoming fire season.

Councillor Ian Johnson said the event was a timely reminder to get prepared for fire season.

“Our volunteer firefighters are preparing for the upcoming fire season and we encourage you to follow their example,” he said.

“The City has a range of fire management resources available on its website, including information on our burning restrictions, firebreaks, hazard reduction method and brigade contacts.”

Visit http://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare.

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