Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Former Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

    12/11/2018 10:00 AM
    • Record 102 businesses recognised at awards ceremonies
    • 10 per cent increase on last year, including many first-time nominations 

    A record number of Western Australian businesses are going above and beyond to support emergency services volunteers, with their efforts recognised at ceremonies held in Perth and Busselton.


    This year, more than half of the Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA) 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. 


    Gold award winner, the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC) was nominated by one of several employees who volunteer with the Onslow Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services (VFES). The BTAC supports their volunteering efforts with paid time off to attend incidents and community events, paid travel to attend training and financial support for their VFES branch.


    Self-employed landscaper, Andrew Alston of Jardinier Garden Care in Carnarvon was also recognised with a Gold VERA for his decade-long volunteering efforts with the Carnarvon and Bridgetown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services.


    Mr Alston dedicates many hours away from his business, travelling more than 1,000 kilometres to attend training courses and deployments including the Waroona and Carnarvon bushfires and Cyclone Olwyn.


    The full list of the 2018 Gold, Silver and Bronze VERA winners is included below.


    For more information about the Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards, visit http://dfes.wa.gov.au/newsandmedia/awards/pages/verpawards.aspx


    Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:


    "Businesses that employ emergency services volunteers, or those who are self-employed, allow us to have fast responses to a wide range of emergencies such as fires, storms, floods, cyclones, vehicle crashes, and land and sea searches.


    "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.


    "On behalf of the WA community, congratulations to the 76 employers and 26 self-employed volunteer award winners, and thank you for your support that helps keep WA safe."


    Minister's office - 6552 6300 


    Award Recipient Award Category
    Corporate Services 
    Airservices AustraliaGold
    Shire of BroomeGold
    Baler Primary SchoolGold
    BHP Emergency Services – Port HedlandGold
    Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal CorporationGold
    Exmouth Tackle and CampingGold
    NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty LtdGold
    Rio Tinto - Cape LambertGold
    Rio Tinto Emergency Services - Robe ValleyGold
    Rio Tinto Iron Ore - West Pilbara OperationsGold
    Rio Tinto Ports - DampierGold
    Ultimate Signs and StickersGold
    West Oz Active Adventure ToursGold
    North Regional TAFE - Pundulmurra Campus Silver
    CMCK ConstructionsSilver
    Department of Justice - Roebourne Regional PrisonSilver
    Shire of East PilbaraSilver
    Specialised Force - Port HedlandSilver
    WA Police Force - Pilbara District Training Unit Silver
    BHP - Whaleback Minesite Bronze
    Midwest Gascoyne 
    Horizon Power – CarnarvonGold
    Jardinier Garden CareGold
    Jurien PlumbingGold
    Desert Sands MechanicalSilver
    Infinitum TechnologiesSilver
    Billy Glover TilingSilver
    Trac Building ServiceBronze
    Goldfields Midlands 
    D & M Hood and SonsGold
    D & WD Kelly and SonsGold
    Onya Bike RepairsBronze
    Perth Metropolitan 
    City of JoondalupGold
    P&N Bank - Securities Gold
    Paull & and Warner ResourcesGold
    Dunn Right FencesGold
    Shire of MundaringGold
    Lance Mobile MechanicsGold
    Perth Brake Clutch & and Exhaust SpecialistsGold
    Royal Automobile Club WARACWA Motoring - Roadside Section Gold
    Stuart's Handyman ServiceGold
    Wright Marine ManagementGold
    Water CorporationGold
    WA Venues and EventsSilver
    Flex Industries Pty LtdSilver
    Dalcon ComputersSilver
    John the BuilderSilver
    Programmed - Facility Maintenance Silver
    Royal Australian Navy - Port Services WestSilver
    Silver Chain Group - Mandurah Silver
    Tigers International Solutions Pty Ltd - Perth International AirportSilver
    Fire Rescue Safety AustraliaSilver
    Land Surveys Perth Silver
    Royal Australian Navy - Training Centre WestSilver
    Wirtgen Australia Bronze
    Qube LogisticsBronze
    Neptune Marine Services - Diving & and ROV ServicesBronze
    Unified Integration Australia Pty LtdBronze
    John Wollaston Anglican Community SchoolBronze
    Adams CoachlinesBronze
    Bridgetown Design and PrintGold
    Burger Baby Margaret RiverGold
    Cape Naturaliste ComputersGold
    Coles Margaret RiverGold
    Dunsborough Electrical ServiceGold
    M & E Walker FencingGold
    Naturaliste Hygiene ServicesGold
    Shire of Augusta-Margaret RiverGold
    Shire of Bridgetown-GreenbushesGold
    Sugar Chef Patisserie BroadwaterGold
    Super Cheap Autos - BusseltonGold
    Walpole Concrete SuppliesGold
    Wurth Australia Pty LtdGold
    Woolworths - CollieGold
    Woolworths - Bunbury ForumGold
    Alcoa - Willowdale MinesiteGold
    Bannister Downs DairySilver
    Diane L Holland Bookkeeping and Administrative ServicesSilver
    Cape Wools Pty LtdSilver
    Hadley Earthworks Pty LtdSilver
    Keidy ContractorsSilver
    Manjimup Toyota and MitsubishiSilver
    Python Ecological ServicesSilver
    Repco - Margaret RiverSilver
    Rowe Electrical ContractingSilver
    Shire of DonnybrookSilver
    Bunbury Jaguar and Land RoverSilver
    Collie Senior High School Silver
    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and  Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service - Warren RegionBronze
    Drift CafeBronze
    First National - Margaret River Bronze
    Manjimup Senior High SchoolBronze
    Margaret River Senior High SchoolBronze
    Bridgetown High SchoolBronze
    Great Southern 
    Boddington Tyre Service Pty LtdGold
    Department of Justice - Albany Regional PrisonGold
    T&C Supplies Pty LtdGold
    WA Country Health Service - Albany Health CampusSilver
    Shire of NarroginSilver