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Volunteer Marine Rescue Services Awards

2019 Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Awards Recipients announced

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Service (VMRS) protects over 13,000 kilometres of coastline with just 1,700 committed volunteers. The VMRS Awards are our way of celebrating the outstanding efforts of our volunteers who have shown a high level of dedication to the VMRS and WA community.

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

Congratulations to all the recipients:

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development

  • Nikki Russell, Cockburn VMRS

VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations

  • Shark Bay VMRS

DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement

  • Zac Slaughter, Port Hedland VMRS

Department of Transport Awards for Excellence in Marine Safety

  • Geraldton VMRS

VMRWA Commander’s Award

  • Esperance VMRS

For more information see the VMRS Awards media release.

 

 

Previous Award Recipients

DFES Award for Youth Achievement or Contribution to Youth Development (cadets and volunteers 13-25 years)
No recipient in 2018
Jamie Jones, Geraldton Volunteer Search and Rescue (2017)
Ryan Godfrey, Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
Adam Farmer, Cadet Mandurah Water Rescue Group (2015)

DFES Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution
Jeff Howe ESM, Volunteer Marine Rescue WA (2018)
Christine Heu, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Barb Walton, Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016) Alex Williams, Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2015)

VMRWA Award for Outstanding Group Operations
Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (2018)
Coral Bay Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue (2017)
Port Walcott Sea Search and Rescue (2016)
Albany Sea Rescue Squad (2015) ​​​​​

VMRWA Commander’s Award
Volunteer Marine Rescue Training Group (2018)
Ian Stiles, Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue (2017)
Lancelin Volunteer Marine Rescue (2016)

Department of Transport Award for Excellence in Marine Safety
Port Hedland Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2018)
Cockburn Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group (2017)
Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue Group (2016)
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