Ser­vice of vol­un­teer fireys recog­nised

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

VOL­UN­TEER fire­fight­ers across the City of Swan have been recog­nised and thanked for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion in a spe­cial award cer­e­mony over the week­end.

23 lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers from East Gidge­gan­nup, West Gidge­gan­nup, West Swan, East Swan and Bulls­brook were recog­nised for their long- ser­vice mile­stones.

City of Swan deputy Mayor Kevin Bai­ley said he was grate­ful for the con­tin­ual com­mit­ment of all vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers.

“With a com­bined to­tal of 360 years of ser­vice, the vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers awarded have demon­strated hard work, com­mit­ment and re­li­a­bil­ity,” he said.

“We are grate­ful for their on­go­ing com­mit­ment to train, be on call, work in dan­ger­ous con­di­tions and pro­tect their com­mu­nity, and their courage is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated when fires threaten our com­mu­ni­ties.”

The award cer­e­mony was held dur­ing an an­nual brief­ing ses­sion to get the City’s emer­gency ser­vices equipped ahead of the up­com­ing fire sea­son.

Coun­cil­lor Ian John­son said the event was a timely re­minder to get pre­pared for fire sea­son.

“Our vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers are pre­par­ing for the up­com­ing fire sea­son and we en­cour­age you to fol­low their ex­am­ple,” he said.

“The City has a range of fire man­age­ment re­sources avail­able on its web­site, in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion on our burn­ing re­stric­tions, fire­breaks, haz­ard re­duc­tion method and brigade con­tacts.”

Visit http:// www. emer­gency. wa. gov. au/ pre­pare.

Vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers were awarded for their ded­i­ca­tion and ser­vice.

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