Awards night honour volunteers

Awards night honour volunteers

In 2013, the Mandurah SES logged 1200 hours of volunteer operational hours.

This includes 126 emergency callouts for storm operations, eight car versus house incidents, four fire support, two police support, 5300 hours of training and 9300 community service hours.

Alison Kew received the award of Mandurah SES volunteer of the year.

Unit manager Chris Stickland said Ms Kew’s hours of volunteer service and her devotion to duty as a leader made her a standout selection this year.

Meggan Miller was awarded Cadet of the Year out of 75 other cadets.

Her skills, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to duty were given as some of the reasons for her win.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman thanked all volunteers and their families for the dedication and support to the SES.

FESA district officer Will Blackshaw presented long service medals to Laura Fazey and unit manager Chris Stickland for 25 years of service.

The welfare team received the award for best section and the cadet section received a special mention for 27 years of operations.

More than 2700 students have graduated from this program since in began in 1986.

Other awards went to Helen Whittber for welfare, Pat Port and Deb Gerrard for operations, Michelle Norrish, Michael Johnston, John Sharratt and Glenn Jones for rescue, Mark Gerrad for communications, Debby Rogers for leadership, Michael Johnston for meritorious service and Phil Bresser and Mark Gerrard for best instructors.