Employers recognised for supporting emergency services

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A JOONDALUP based software company was among employers recognised on Friday for supporting the State’s emergency services.

The 2019 Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards, now in their 11th year, celebrate the invaluable contribution employers make by supporting emergency services volunteers to respond to incidents day and night.

This year 79 employers and self-employed volunteers from across WA received awards that reflected their sacrifices and donations: 38 in the gold category, 29 in silver and 12 in bronze.

SEQTA Software, which now operates in Australia and South East Asia, was among the gold recipients.

Wanneroo Fire Support Bush Fire Brigade member Lance Duivenbode nominated his employer, saying they provided support to volunteer and brigade activities, including financial and resource assistance, and supported annual brigade events even when the company was still a small business.

“The Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards are an important way for us to acknowledge those businesses and organisations who provide the support our emergency services volunteers need to help keep their communities safe,” Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said.

“It cannot be an easy task to have an employee away from work, but these employers recognise how important volunteering is to community safety and that disasters can strike at any time.

“I would like to thank all of the award recipients for the support they give to volunteers and their individual service with donations to brigades or providing free labour and materials.”

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