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Local volunteers personify emergency services excellence

Published Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Local emergency services volunteers have been recognised for service to the community and their units at the 2015 City of Wanneroo Emergency Services Volunteer Appreciation Function held on 19 June

Volunteers function

Attended by members of the Two Rocks Marine Rescue, SES, Yanchep Fire and Rescue Service, Driver Reviver volunteers and representatives from local surf lifesaving clubs, the function acknowledged the efforts and contributions made by the emergency service volunteers to the City and its residents.

Mayor Tracey Roberts presented Volunteer Excellence awards to recipients who have contributed their time, skills and knowledge to their organisation to improve emergency service functions within the community.

“As a City we are so proud of all of our volunteers and host these events each year as a small gesture for the valuable service each and every one provides to our community,” she said.

“I really do admire everyone who gives their own time to serve others – and certainly, we could not achieve all the work we do as a City without our volunteers.”

Awards were presented to Stefan Bolz from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Ken and Anke Rowland from the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group and Dorrit De Nooy from the Wanneroo Joondalup State Emergency Service unit.

Stefan was recognised for his outstanding dedication and commitment towards promoting strong friendship, teamwork and high skilled members within the Yanchep brigade.

Ken and Anke were recognised for their dedicated efforts to keep the ocean safe, collectively carrying out approximately one third of all radio shifts for the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group.

Dorrit from the Wanneroo Joondalup State Emergency Service unit was recognised for her commitment to her role as an administration officer – attending Wednesday evening training sessions to personally record member’s details, liaising with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and thoroughly recording unit activity and movements.

The City of Wanneroo values the services emergency services volunteers provide for the community and actively supports the units based within the City.

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