Quick thinker thanked: Mandurah Water Rescue Group

Adam Farmer receives his award from Fire and |Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson.
Adam Farmer receives his award from Fire and |Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson.

MANDURAH Water Rescue Group cadet Adam Farmer was awarded the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development.

He was recognised for his outstanding assistance to the local community when he worked diligently to revive an electric shock victim while awaiting the paramedic’s arrival. His quick thinking and ability to remain calm and controlled in an emergency situation, coupled with his first aid training, ensured that the victim, who was in a critical condition, received immediate medical attention and was able to make a full recovery.

The 2015 Volunteer Marine Rescue Services Awards were presented across four categories, with the volunteers going above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities.

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson congratulated the 2015 award recipients.

“These awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the commitment of our marine rescue volunteers, who attended nearly 1000 incidents during the last year,” he said.

“The winners have made a tremendous contribution to helping keep West Australians safe on the water and are highly deserving of the recognition they have received.”

To join VMRS, call DFES’s volunteer recruitment line on 1800 628 141.