Fire vol­lies awarded

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The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

Some of the vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers who were awarded for their ded­i­ca­tion and long ser­vice pos­ing with their award cer­tifi­cates. VOL­UN­TEER fire­fight­ers across the City of Swan were recog­nised and thanked for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion in a spe­cial award cer­e­mony re­cently.

Twenty-three lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers from East Gidge­gan­nup, West Gidge­gan­nup, West Swan, East Swan and Bulls­brook were recog­nised for their long ser­vices.

City of Swan Deputy Mayor Kevin Bai­ley said he was grate­ful for the con­tin­ual com­mit­ment of the vol­un­teers.

“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 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 it 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.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to get fire-ready, visit www.emer­gency.wa.gov.au/ pre­pare.

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