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Firefighting Awards

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.

Awards are presented across six categories:

  • WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Award
  • WA Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services Award
  • Murray Lang Bush Fire Service Award
  • Team Achievement Award
  • Youth Achievement Award
  • Western Australian Career Fire and Rescue Service Award

Murray Lang Bush Fire Service, WA Fire and Emergency Services and WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards

These awards are the highest individual honour for Bush Fire Service (BFS), Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) volunteers. They are presented to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them and made an exceptional contribution over the past 12 months.

Team Achievement Award

The Team Achievement Award acknowledges a volunteer brigade, team or taskforce who together have made a real difference in their community over the past 12 months.

Youth Achievement Award

This award recognises an exceptional volunteer under the age of 25 from one of the firefighting services who has stood out amongst their peers as capable and extraordinary.

Award Ceremony
Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony held on Saturday 7 September 2019 during the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.

Award Enquiries
For more further information please read the Firefighting Awards Guidelines or contact the Awards Co-ordinator via awards@dfes.wa.gov.au


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
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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