Busi­ness sup­port for ES recog­nised

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Jes­sica Cuthbert

Busi­nesses sup­port­ing emer­gency ser­vices vol­un­teers were recog­nised for their ef­forts at the Vol­un­teer Em­ployer Recog­ni­tion Awards on Novem­ber 2.

Many win­ners were ac­knowl­edged in the gold cat­e­gory, with sup­port rang­ing from paid time off to at­tend in­ci­dents and train­ing, and the do­na­tion of equip­ment and ex­per­tise.

Bod­ding­ton Tyre Ser­vice Pty Ltd re­ceived a gold award and the Shire of Nar­ro­gin re­ceived silver at the awards for their sup­port of their vol­un­teer em­ploy­ees.

YouthCARE Great South­ern, which pro­vides chap­lain ser­vices to lo­cal schools, re­ceived a gold award for sup­port­ing sev­eral of its em­ploy­ees who vol­un­teer with the Kal­gan Vol­un­teer Bush­fire Brigade.

Al­bany Re­gional Prison and T&C Sup­plies also won a gold award and WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice — Al­bany Health Cam­pus won silver.

Emer­gency Ser­vices Min­is­ter Fran Lo­gan said busi­nesses that em­ployed emer­gency ser­vices vol­un­teers, or those who were self­em­ployed, al­lowed fast re­sponses to a wide range of emer­gency sit­u­a­tions. “Con­sid­er­ing that 99 per cent of emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel in the coun­try are vol­un­teers, it’s es­sen­tial we have sup­port­ive busi­nesses who al­low their em­ploy­ees to take time off work to at­tend in­ci­dents, train­ing and com­mu­nity events,” he said.

Pic­ture: DFES

Shire of Nar­ro­gin chief ex­ec­u­tive Dale Ste­wart and Mem­ber for South Metropoli­tan Re­gion Pierre Yang MLC.

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