09/04/2018 - News from Narrogin SES

NARROGIN STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE

Parks & Wildlife Service, Wheatbelt Regional Director, Greg Durell, has been awarded the prestigious Silver Award for supporting State Emergency Service volunteers who work for his Region.  Mr Durell received the Volunteer Employer Recognition award from the Dept of Fire & Emergency Services, after being nominated by the Local Manager of Narrogin SES, Charlie Myres.

Mr Durell released staff on two separate occasions in 2017 during working hours to respond to; a search in Boyagin Nature Reserve for a missing man, and flooding in Narrogin and Highbury.

In July, a night search for two missing men in Dryandra Woodland was commenced by police and SES volunteers, with volunteers standing down at 5 a.m., Mr Durell allowed staff involved to manage their fatigue, by allowing them time off work.

Mr Myres said that the consideration given to emergency service volunteers by employers, was greatly significant in allowing emergency response, not just from the SES.