Ded­i­cated vol­un­teers wor­thy of re­wards

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I CON­SIDER it is as­tound­ing how vol­un­teers are so will­ing to risk their lives to save oth­ers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the most dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions.

Vol­un­teers may be se­lected for suit­abil­ity, need to en­gage in reg­u­lar train­ing and may have out-of-pocket costs for travel, pro­tec­tive cloth­ing and re­ceive no in­come pay­ments for their ef­forts.

I sug­gest the State Govern­ment needs to re­ward Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices vol­un­teers with retail dis­count cards and or pro­vide an­nual ex-gra­tia pay­ments prior to Christ­mas each year.

It has been said be­fore, that no greater love can be ex­pressed than to give your life for oth­ers. Gra­ham McPherson, Man­durah.

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