City of Wanneroo recognises emergency service volunteers

Kristian Lewis, Steve Faulkner accepting on behalf of Rob Smart (absent), Mayor Tracey Roberts, Bill Street, Mark Leyland accepting for himself with wife Debbie and Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli.
Kristian Lewis, Steve Faulkner accepting on behalf of Rob Smart (absent), Mayor Tracey Roberts, Bill Street, Mark Leyland accepting for himself with wife Debbie and Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli.

EMERGENCY services volunteers received recognition for their service to the community at a recent City of Wanneroo function.

The 2019 City of Wanneroo Emergency Services Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Friday, acknowledged efforts made by members of Two Rocks Marine Rescue, Two Rocks SES, Wanneroo/Joondalup SES, Yanchep Fire and Rescue Service, Driver Reviver volunteers and representatives from Alkimos, Quinns Mindarie and Yanchep surf lifesaving clubs.

Mayor Tracey Roberts presented volunteer excellence awards to Kristian Lewis from Yanchep Fire and Rescue, Debbie and Mark Leyland from Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group, Rob Smart from Wanneroo Joondalup SES and Bill Street from the City’s Driver Reviver program at the June 21 function.

“The City of Wanneroo is incredibly proud of all our volunteers, and we host these events each year as a way of thanking each and every one of them for their dedication and contribution to our community,” she said.

“Our emergency services volunteers play a vital role in keeping the City safe.

“These men and women save lives and property and help to ensure that our more than 210,000 residents and visitors to our City 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 agencies.”