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Award recognises City’s support for emergency services

Published on Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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The City of Gosnells has received a Gold Volunteer Employer Recognition Award from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services for the City’s support for its emergency services volunteers.

The awards celebrate the contribution made by employers in the delivery of emergency services in Western Australia.

The City maintains a fully trained and equipped Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, made up of about 60 members who perform active firefighting and support activities.

Some of these members are also City of Gosnells employees, who can attend training and respond to emergency incidents during work time.

Mayor David Goode said the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade performs a vital role in the Gosnells community.

“Our volunteers carry out a wide range of tasks, including conducting fire hazard reduction burns, responding to emergency incidents, firefighting training, community awareness programs and more,” he said.   

“We know how important their contributions are to community safety and understand that disasters can strike at any time, so it is great that the City’s efforts to support our volunteers have been recognised.

“As bushfire season is upon us, it’s also a timely reminder for residents to ensure their properties are prepared and that residents have a plan in place in case of an emergency,” he said. 

For information about volunteering with the Gosnells Bush Fire Brigade or preparing your property for bushfires, please visit the link below or call 9397 3000.