Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Hon Francis Logan BA (Hons) MLA

Former Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services

    Employers celebrated for their support of WA’s emergency services

    1/11/2019 2:00 PM
    • Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards 2019 celebrates employers of emergency services volunteers from across the State
    • Awards recognise employers paying staff for volunteer training, and donations of materials, skills and funds
    • Almost 80 businesses, organisations and self-employed volunteers recognised at awards

    Employers who play a vital role in keeping the community safe by supporting the State's emergency services have been recognised today at the 2019 Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards.


    The awards, in their 11th year, celebrate the invaluable contribution employers make by supporting emergency services volunteers to respond to incidents day and night.


    This year 79 employers and self-employed volunteers from across WA received awards that reflected their sacrifices and donations: 38 in the gold category, 29 in silver and 12 in bronze.


    Kanny's Earthmoving of Manijmup received a gold VERA for allowing an employee to use their work vehicle to attend incidents, providing workplace equipment and tools for brigade vehicle maintenance and continuing to pay the employee while he attended training.


    Canning Vale's Camco Engineering also received a gold VERA for supporting its emergency services volunteers for more than a decade, donating materials for a station renovation and undertaking equipment refurbishments for the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.


    The Department of Justice was also recognised for helping a prison officer to attend interstate emergencies as well as supporting local emergency services.


    The award recipients employ volunteers from the Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service, Marine Rescue WA and the State Wide Operational Response Division.


    For more information about VERA, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/newsandmedia/awards  


    Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:


    "The Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards are an important way for us to acknowledge those businesses and organisations who provide the support our emergency services volunteers need to help keep their communities safe.


    "It cannot be an easy task to have an employee away from work, but these employers recognise how important volunteering is to community safety and that disasters can strike at any time.


    "On behalf of the McGowan Government and the Western Australian community, I would like to thank all of the award recipients for the support they give to volunteers and their individual service with donations to brigades or providing free labour and materials.


    "A big thank you also to those self-employed volunteers who close their doors at a moment's notice to help others as well as donating equipment and resources.


    "I am also pleased to see that my other portfolio of Corrective Services has been recognised in the awards for the support they have given prison officers from Wooroloo and Casuarina.


    "These officers not only serve the community by maintaining prison security and mentoring prisoners, but they also extend that service by volunteering in our emergency services.


    "The contributions made by WA employers who support volunteers help keep our communities safe, and their commitment is a great example to others."


    Minister's office - 6552 6300


    Award recipient LocationCategory
    Office National BroomeBroomeSilver
    Town of Port HedlandPort HedlandGold
    Tan NinetyPort HedlandSilver
    BHP - HV and PowerNewmanSilver
    Department of Education - Pannawonica Primary SchoolPannawonicaSilver
    Transfield Worley Power ServicesExmouthSilver
    Midwest Gascoyne  
    Barnes Hydraulic ServicesBadgingarra Gold
    Gary's Refrigeration and ServicesCarnarvonGold
    Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health ServiceWilunaGold
    Goldfields Midlands  
    Avon Community ServicesNorthamGold
    Department of Education - Dalwallinu District High SchoolDalwallinuGold
    Merredin Glazing ServiceMerredinGold
    WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt regionNorthamGold
    JW Cleeland Plumbing and GasKambaldaSilver
    Pizza CantinaKalgoorlieSilver
    McIntosh and SonWongan HillsSilver
    McMahon Burnett TransportKalgoorlieSilver
    Shire of NorthamNorthamSilver
    Perth metropolitan  
    Australian Taxation OfficeNorthbridgeGold
    SEQTA SoftwareJoondalupGold
    WA HVAC Pty LtdO'ConnorGold
    Department of Justice - Wooroloo Prison Farm WoorolooGold
    Qantas Line Maintenance PerthBelmontGold
    Department of Justice - Casuarina PrisonCasuarinaGold
    Camco EngineeringCanning ValeGold
    Central Park TowerPerthGold
    City of GosnellsGosnellsGold
    HydrobiologyWest LeedervilleGold
    Perth Plumbing and Drainage KoongamiaGold
    Pumps UnitedBellevueGold
    Alzheimer's WAOsborne ParkGold
    St John of God Health CareOsborne ParkSilver
    CH RobinsonPerth International AirportSilver
    Metropolitan Lock ServiceBeeliarSilver
    Motorola Solutions AustraliaBurswoodSilver
    Aurecon AustralasiaPerthSilver
    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development - Office of the Deputy Director GeneralPerthSilver
    Insurance Australia GroupWest PerthSilver
    Banyandah Building ManagementRivervaleSilver
    New Metal SurfacesKewdaleBronze
    TechBrain West PerthBronze
    Therapy FocusBentleyBronze
    Alcoa of Australia - Huntly Bauxite MineNorth DandalupBronze
    Bluechip GroupWelshpoolBronze
    EcolabKwinana BeachBronze
    Temasek HoldingsCity BeachBronze
    Village Energy NorthbridgeBronze
    Walker Newman and AssociatesBurswoodBronze
    Washtec Australia Pty LtdMaddingtonBronze
    Bayside Plumbing and GasDunsboroughGold
    Ecosystem SolutionsDunsboroughGold
    Executive Electrical DunsboroughGold
    Margaret River PodiatryMargaret RiverGold
    PE & KL BreslandDunsboroughGold
    Donnybrook Farm ServiceDonnybrookGold
    Kanny's EarthmovingManjimupGold
    Marla SecuritiesWilyabrupGold
    Nauti-Craft DunsboroughGold
    City of BunburyBunburyGold
    Newmont GoldcorpBoddingtonGold
    Simcoa Operations Pty LtdAustralindGold
    Humidity LifestyleYallingup Silver
    Margaret River RoofingMargaret RiverSilver
    Mark Roche Farm ServicesPembertonSilver
    PJ Local Produce Pty LtdPembertonSilver
    Baptistcare MoonyaManjimupSilver
    Margaret River VintnersMargaret RiverSilver
    Solahart South WestBunburySilver
    Construction Sciences BunburySilver
    Busselton Vet HospitalBusseltonBronze
    Geographe CivilBunburyBronze
    Great Southern  
    Great Southern Building InspectionsDenmarkGold
    Windy Vines and GrazingDenmarkGold
    CBH EsperanceEsperanceGold
    Landmark OperationsAlbanyGold
    Shire of DenmarkDenmarkGold
    Best Electrical and GasAlbanySilver
    Department of Education - Esperance Education Support CentreEsperanceSilver