City of Wanneroo recognises emergency services volunteers

Brian Nalder from the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group, Jackie Kallen from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Bill Hansen accepted on behalf of Rob Birtles from the Wanneroo/Joondalup SES.
Brian Nalder from the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group, Jackie Kallen from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Bill Hansen accepted on behalf of Rob Birtles from the Wanneroo/Joondalup SES.

EMERGENCY services volunteers dedicated to the City of Wanneroo received recognition for their service on Friday at an annual appreciation dinner.

Members of Two Rocks Marine Rescue, Wanneroo/Joondalup SES, Yanchep Fire and Rescue Service, Driver Reviver volunteers and representatives from Alkimos, Quinns Mindarie and Yanchep surf lifesaving clubs were acknowledged for their efforts and contributions to the City and its residents.

Mayor Tracey Roberts presented volunteer excellence awards to recipients who went above and beyond in contributing their time, skills and knowledge to their organisation in support of emergency service functions in the community.

“Our emergency services volunteers play a vital role in keeping the City safe,” she said.

“These men and women save lives and property and help to ensure that our more than 208,000 residents and visitors to our City can safely enjoy our wonderful natural environment.

“Over the past year, these volunteers have donated more than 15,000 hours of their time responding to incidents; patrolling our beaches and oceans; conducting searches; refining their skills through training; and supporting state government emergency services teams.”

Award recipients included Brian Nalder from the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group, Jackie Kallen from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, and Rob Birtles from the Wanneroo/Joondalup SES.