Wear orange wherever you are this WOW Day
18 May 2020
People from the Kimberley to the Great Southern are encouraged to wear orange on Wednesday 20 May 2020 in appreciation of the more than 2,000 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in Western Australia.
The Western Australia Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference is held in September each year at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.The conference celebrates the collaboration and camaraderie of our emergency services as we work towards creating a safer State.For more information visit the WAFES Conference website.
The WA Fire and Emergency Services Awards Gala Dinner is held annually during the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference and brings together all our services to showcase outstanding individuals and teams.For more information visit the WA Fire and Emergency Services Awards page on the WAFES Conference website.
WOW Day provides an opportunity for the community to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers throughout Australia.The community can show their support in a very simple, but highly visible, way by wearing orange. This is the colour worn by more than 2,000 SES volunteers across Western Australia who provide assistance to the community during natural disasters and emergencies.
Every year the VFRS championships showcase the skill, speed and agility of our firefighting volunteers in a spirited sporting environment.The Championships are the pinnacle of the VFRS brigade competition and encourage healthy rivalry among our volunteer firefighters.The VFRS State Championships provide an opportunity to strengthen existing friendships and form new bonds with brigade members throughout Western Australia.Requests for nominations for these Championships are usually sent out to Brigades about 8-10 weeks ahead of the Championships.For further information, please call 9377 8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DFES holds an annual memorial service in recognition of International Firefighters’ Day.The service acknowledges Western Australian career and volunteer firefighters who have passed away in the line of duty. Fallen Firefighters Honour Roll.The 2020 Memorial Service was celebrated with a video and is available to watch here.For more information, please contact the Events Coordinator via email at email@example.com.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to focus on and acknowledge the critical roles our emergency services volunteers perform and to formally thank them for their enormous contribution to the community.In Western Australia there are more than 27,000 emergency services volunteers. This special week is also an opportunity to thank the families, friends and employers of our own volunteers (including those who are self-employed) for the backing they provide to volunteering, by allowing the volunteers to do their jobs.
The DFES Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) acknowledge the important contribution made by employers and self-employed volunteers in the delivery of emergency services in Western Australia.The 2020 VERA awards will be presented at two ceremonies to be held in Perth and a Regional WA location in early November.More information is available here.
The Career National Medal and Emergency Services Diligent Service Ceremony provides an opportunity for DFES to recognise, celebrate and thank career emergency services personnel for giving their time to serve others and achieve their best for DFES and the community.
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