Two Mandurah SES volunteers have been recognised for their search and rescue efforts, and commitment to the service.
The WAFES Conference and Awards night was held on the 17th October, at the Crown Promenade, with the official awards presented in the ball room.
These awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their expectations and dedicated an immense amount of time, and commitment, to their service
SES senior team leader Tania Millar was the winner of the prestigious Peter Keillor award for her outstanding commitment to volunteering, not only as a member of the SES, but also for her rescue team across her 13 years at the unit.
Tania has successfully led her rescue team to respond to incidences, such as storm damage and searches, and has a strong leadership role in the Mandurah SES Cadet program, whereby she trains, mentors and inspires the next generation of volunteers.
Mandurah SES volunteer Riley Symington was a finalist for the Youth Achievement award for his work in stepping up as a deputy leader, for one of the search and rescue teams, and continously setting out examples of leadership and integrity in the unit.
He started as a cadet in February 2014 and then moved up into Search and Rescue towards the end of 2015.
According to a Mandurah SES spokesperson, he brings a positive attitude to the SES and is always ready to assist, both on call outs and in training, when needed.
There are currently over 2,100 SES volunteers in WA.