FOUR FOSSILS HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Mandurah SES annual awards night was held on November 27th. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of DFES Service Awards to 27 Mandurah SES volunteers. After the presentation of the 5-year, 10-year, 15-year, 20-year and 30-year awards the evening was topped off by the presentation of four 35-year awards to the Deputy Managers of the Mandurah unit.
Paul Dwyer – Finance and Recruiting
Phil Bresser – Operations
Phil Rance – Emergency Management and Logistics
Will Norris – Training
Between them, they have accrued 140 years of outstanding service to the State Emergency Service and the community. All have Emergency Service Medals and National Medals with two bars.
The Awards Night was attended by DFES District Officer Will Blackshaw, volunteers from the Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance members, Peel Amateur Radio Group members and Emergency Service cadets. Special guests included Mandurah City Councillor Merv Darcy and Mandurah Emergency Management Coordinator Myra Giardini, National President of the SES Association Gordon Hall, our major sponsors, the Mandurah Murray Mayday Club and Peel Community Bingo and Mandurah State Emergency Service volunteers and their families.
I feel extremely lucky to have such dedicated volunteers supporting me for the past 30 years.