Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    Record number of WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

    3/11/2017 1:20 PM
    • ​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 RecipientCategory       
    Charles BartonGold
    Department of Health WA - Fitzroy Crossing HospitalGold
    Fitzroy Valley District High SchoolGold
    Shire Derby / West KimberleyGold
    St Mary's College - BroomeGold
    Cambridge Gulf LimitedSilver
    Department of Communities - Housing - West KimberleySilver
    North Regional TAFEBronze
    City of KarrathaGold
    Pirtek - Port HedlandGold
    Shire of AshburtonGold
    Shire of ExmouthGold
    Tom Price Senior High SchoolGold
    Western Australia Police - Onslow Police StationGold
    YARA PilbaraSilver
    Midwest Gascoyne
    Gantheaume Bay ElectricalGold
    Carnarvon Seachange ApartmentsSilver
    Leading Edge Computers DongaraSilver
    Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health ServiceSilver
    Goldfields Midlands
    Hire a Waste of SpaceGold
    Primaries CRT NorthamGold
    Shire of DundasGold
    Goldline DistributorsSilver
    Merredin Glazing ServiceSilver
    Norseman District High SchoolSilver
    McIntosh and SonBronze
    Great Southern
    Barbeques Galore - EsperanceGold
    PEP Building ImprovementsGold
    Shire of EsperanceGold
    Tambellup G & T MotorsGold
    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions; Parks & Wildlife ServiceSilver
    Hully's Spraying ServiceSilver
    Landmark      Silver
    Tohl EngineeringSilver
    Chris Buckley ConveyancingBronze
    Esperance Senior High School -  Education Support CentreBronze
    Farmers Centre (WA) PTY LTD - EsperanceBronze
    Shire of CorriginBronze
    South West
    Blackwood MechanicalGold
    CAM DieselGold
    Hales Electrical T/A Hales Contracting Group Pty LtdGold
    Talison Lithium Pty LtdGold
    Turner ElectricsGold
    White Sands Bathroom RenovationsGold
    Bank of Queensland – BunburySilver
    Broadcast Transmission Services Pty LtdSilver
    Department of Human Services – Bunbury Service CentreSilver
    Donnybrook Packing CompanySilver
    Downer – Roy Hill MiningSilver
    Peter HillSilver
    Allwest Plant HireBronze
    Cape Naturaliste CollegeBronze
    Eclipse Security Services Pty LtdBronze
    Perth Metropolitan
    Altitude Safety AccessGold
    ASC Pty LtdGold
    City of CockburnGold
    Clean Cloth Cotton TradersGold
    Expressway Transport IndustriesGold
    F.E.S.T.A. WA Pty LtdGold
    Les Cooke Instrument Co Pty LtdGold
    Mazenod CollegeGold
    Miluc Civil Pty LtdGold
    Network AviationGold
    Redline Drill and BlastGold
    Stephen Foureur RTAGold
    SETS Enterprises Pty LtdGold
    Water Force WAGold
    Western Australian Police – Traffic Technical UnitGold
    Broadspectrum - Estate Maintenance and Operation ServicesSilver
    Centurion Transport Pty LtdSilver
    Lloyd Collins Property Consultants Pty LtdSilver
    Mike's Mowing, Gardening and Maintenance ServiceSilver
    Mindarie Natural Health CentreSilver
    MSS SecuritySilver
    Osinski FinanceSilver
    P&N BankSilver
    Perth Diving Academy - HillarysSilver
    Reece Group - RockinghamSilver
    Royal Australian Navy - HMAS PERTHSilver
    Schneider Electric - Buildings AustraliaSilver
    Wenham ConstructionsSilver
    Centacare Employment and TrainingBronze
    C.H. RobinsonBronze
    Department of FinanceBronze
    iCetana Pty LtdBronze
    Midland Bus companyBronze
    North Metro Health Service - Sir Charles Gardiner HospitalBronze
    Royal Perth HospitalBronze
    Perth Netball Association (Inc)Bronze