- Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards ceremony held today
- 35 per cent increase in number of businesses recognised.
- Western Australian businesses are doing more than ever before to support emergency responses across the State.
Today, a record 91 businesses have been recognised for their vital role in supporting emergency service volunteers.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) recognise businesses which go above and beyond to provide flexible work arrangements, enabling their staff to respond to emergencies during work hours.
This year there has been a 35 per cent increase in the number of organisations acknowledged with nearly half of the recipients recognised in the gold category and 18 self-employed volunteers honoured.
ASC Pty Ltd, a gold category recipient, received multiple nominations from employees who volunteer with Baldivis Volunteer Fire and Rescue.
The support from ASC Pty Ltd included paid time off to attend incidents, trade assistance in manufacturing equipment for the station and fundraising support for emergency services.
The full list of the 2017 award winners and their regions is attached.
For more information about the awards and criteria for nominating, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:
"I congratulate the 91 Western Australian businesses recognised for their invaluable support to emergency service volunteers.
"I am particularly grateful to the 18 self-employed volunteers who were recognised for their sacrifice of their day-to-day business needs to keep the community safe.
"There are more than 27,000 emergency service volunteers across the State and many of them couldn't volunteer without the support of their employers.
"Employers who provide their employees with time off to attend emergencies, rest after an incident or to attend training are greatly appreciated.
"Without their support, our State's volunteer emergency services would struggle to operate."
Minister's office - 6552 6300
|Award Recipient||Category |
|Department of Health WA - Fitzroy Crossing Hospital||Gold|
|Fitzroy Valley District High School||Gold|
|Shire Derby / West Kimberley||Gold|
|St Mary's College - Broome||Gold|
|Cambridge Gulf Limited||Silver|
|Department of Communities - Housing - West Kimberley||Silver|
|North Regional TAFE||Bronze|
|City of Karratha||Gold|
|Pirtek - Port Hedland||Gold|
|Shire of Ashburton||Gold|
|Shire of Exmouth||Gold|
|Tom Price Senior High School||Gold|
|Western Australia Police - Onslow Police Station||Gold|
|Gantheaume Bay Electrical||Gold|
|Carnarvon Seachange Apartments||Silver|
|Leading Edge Computers Dongara||Silver|
|Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service||Silver|
|Hire a Waste of Space||Gold|
|Primaries CRT Northam||Gold|
|Shire of Dundas||Gold|
|Merredin Glazing Service||Silver|
|Norseman District High School||Silver|
|McIntosh and Son||Bronze|
|Barbeques Galore - Esperance||Gold|
|PEP Building Improvements||Gold|
|Shire of Esperance||Gold|
|Tambellup G & T Motors||Gold|
|Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions; Parks & Wildlife Service||Silver|
|Hully's Spraying Service||Silver|
|Chris Buckley Conveyancing||Bronze|
|Esperance Senior High School - Education Support Centre||Bronze|
|Farmers Centre (WA) PTY LTD - Esperance||Bronze|
|Shire of Corrigin||Bronze|
|South West |||
|Hales Electrical T/A Hales Contracting Group Pty Ltd||Gold|
|Talison Lithium Pty Ltd||Gold|
|White Sands Bathroom Renovations||Gold|
|Bank of Queensland – Bunbury||Silver|
|Broadcast Transmission Services Pty Ltd||Silver|
|Department of Human Services – Bunbury Service Centre||Silver|
|Donnybrook Packing Company||Silver|
|Downer – Roy Hill Mining||Silver|
|Allwest Plant Hire||Bronze|
|Cape Naturaliste College||Bronze|
|Eclipse Security Services Pty Ltd||Bronze|
|Altitude Safety Access||Gold|
|ASC Pty Ltd||Gold|
|City of Cockburn||Gold|
|Clean Cloth Cotton Traders||Gold|
|Expressway Transport Industries||Gold|
|F.E.S.T.A. WA Pty Ltd||Gold|
|Les Cooke Instrument Co Pty Ltd||Gold|
|Miluc Civil Pty Ltd||Gold|
|Redline Drill and Blast||Gold|
|Stephen Foureur RTA||Gold|
|SETS Enterprises Pty Ltd||Gold|
|Water Force WA||Gold|
|Western Australian Police – Traffic Technical Unit||Gold|
|Broadspectrum - Estate Maintenance and Operation Services||Silver|
|Centurion Transport Pty Ltd||Silver|
|Lloyd Collins Property Consultants Pty Ltd||Silver|
|Mike's Mowing, Gardening and Maintenance Service||Silver|
|Mindarie Natural Health Centre||Silver|
|Perth Diving Academy - Hillarys||Silver|
|Reece Group - Rockingham||Silver|
|Royal Australian Navy - HMAS PERTH||Silver|
|Schneider Electric - Buildings Australia||Silver|
|Centacare Employment and Training||Bronze|
|Department of Finance||Bronze|
|iCetana Pty Ltd||Bronze|
|Midland Bus company||Bronze|
|North Metro Health Service - Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital||Bronze|
|Royal Perth Hospital||Bronze|
|Perth Netball Association (Inc)||Bronze|