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Firefighting Awards

2019 Firefighting Awards Recipients announced

Western Australian volunteer and career firefighters protect over two million square kilometres of land and structures. The annual Firefighting Awards recognise the outstanding efforts of our volunteer and career firefighters who have made a significant contribution and demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment to the volunteer fire services.

Award recipients were announced at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Awards gala dinner on Saturday 7th September 2019.

Congratulations to all the recipients:

Youth Achievement Award

  • Jarred Kowal, Bunbury BFB

Team Achievement Award

  • Kalgoorlie VFRS

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Phillip Leach, Broome VFRS

Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Award

  • Hubertus Vink, Halls Creek VFES

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award

  • Ted Rastrick, Borholm BFB

Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

  • Senior Firefighter Gregory Henry

For more information see the Firefighting Awards media release.


Previous Award Recipients

Team Achievement Award
Tom Price Bush Fire Brigade/Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Brigade (2018)
Argyle Irishtown Bush Fire Brigade (2017)

WA Career Fire and Rescue Service Award
Philip Brandrett, District Officer, Lower South West Regional Office (2018)
Andrew Seuren, Regional Operations Support Officer, South Coastal (2017)
Stuart Parks, Midland Career Fire and Rescue (2016)
Martin Cable, Station Officer Kalgoorlie Fire Station (2015)

Youth Achievement Award
Callum O’Connell, Tom Price Emergency Services Cadet Corp (2018)
Struan Graham, Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
Matthew Holland, Witchcliffe Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service (2015)
Kellie Bullen, Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2014)

Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Award
Chris Unstead, Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service Brigade (2018)
Richard Oman, Fitzroy Crossing Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (2017)
Jack Jones, Onslow Volunteer Emergency Services Unit (2016)
Frazer McGregor & Sandra Lymbery, Coral Bay Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service (2015)

WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
Gyula Bogar, Boyup Brook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade (2018)
Warren Schofield, Derby Fire and Rescue Service (2017)
Anthony Crudeli, Mullewa Fire and Rescue Service (2016)
Deirdre Marchese, Kambalda Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (2015)

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service of WA Award
Bradley Warr, Dwellingup Bush Fire Brigade (2018)
Will Carmody, Cascade Bush Fire Brigade (2017)
Blake Halford, Gibson Bush Fire Brigade (2016)
Terri Kowal, Bunbury Bush Fire Brigade (2015)​​​​​​

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