Government call out to honour our emergency services superstars

  • Nominations open for annual WA Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Awards
  • 15 awards in three categories to reward outstanding achievements from WA’s exceptional emergency services volunteers

Western Australians are being encouraged to nominate emergency services volunteers and staff who have done something extraordinary in the past 12 months for the 2024 WA Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Awards.

Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said there were 15 awards up for grabs across three categories – individual, team, and youth – covering Marine Rescue, State Emergency Service, fire and rescue, career firefighters and DFES corporate staff, and operational personnel.

Last year’s winners included first responders to the unprecedented Kimberley floods, a marine unit that rescued the crew of a capsized yacht off the Midwest coast during a severe storm, and a specialised rescue team that helped a school group stranded in a Margaret River cave.

To nominate a DFES volunteer or staff member

Nominations close on Monday, 25 March 2024. Finalists will be announcedon Thursday, 30 May 2024, with the winners named at the WAFES Awards gala dinner on Saturday, 7 September 2024.

Those people who nominate a finalist will also receive an invitation to the WAFES Awards gala dinner, and may be eligible to attend the WAFES Conference.

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