Mandurah SES Awards

FES District officer Will Blackshaw, Trisha Port and District Superintendent Greg Feeney at the awards night.
FES District officer Will Blackshaw, Trisha Port and District Superintendent Greg Feeney at the awards night.

MANDURAH State Emergency Service has paid tribute to many of its volunteers, sponsors and supporters at a special ceremony.

Five-year volunteer medals were awarded to Tania Millar and Kylie-Anne Grubb.

SES Long Service medals went to Julie Johnston (10 years), Trisha Port (15 years 1st Clasp), Barry Doney (15 years 1st Clasp), Chris Stickland (25 years third Clasp), Phil Rance (30 years fourth Clasp) and Phil Bresser (30 years fourth Clasp).

National medals went to Michael Johnston (15 years), Trisha Port (15 years), Barry Doney (15 years) and Chris Stickland (25 years first Clasp).

Department of Fire and Emergency Services district Superintendent Greg Feeney and district officer Will Blackshaw presented the long service medals.

Mandurah SES continues to be one of the most experienced, highly trained and well-equipped SES units in WA.

SES statistics

– Last year, volunteers completed more than 1500 hours volunteer operational hours

– There were 110 emergency callouts for storm operations, 12 car crashes into houses, 25 fire support, six searches, six police support, more than 4300 hours of training and 6300 hours of community service.

– This year the Mandurah SES has been actively involved with fire support throughout summer attending fires in Waroona, Lake Clifton, Harvey and Yarloop.