The media statement below was published by the City of Greater Geraldton on Thursday and we are super pleased to see it recognising the amazing women and men of the City’s volunteer bush fire brigades! Congratulations to all involved.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteer Bushfire Brigades recognised as volunteer organisation of the year
7 December 2017
The dedication of City of Greater Geraldton Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers was awarded at the Centacare’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year ceremonies on Tuesday evening.
Winning the award for Volunteer-Involving Organisation of the Year, the fire fighters were recognised for their hard work and ongoing commitment to providing fire response to the residents of the City.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn congratulated the volunteers on winning the award and thanked them for safeguarding the community.
“Our City region relies heavily on our 11 Bush Fire Brigades for protection against the threat and devastation of fire,” he said.
“These volunteers give up their time 24/7, 365 days a year to save the lives of others, reduce the loss of property and environmental damage and support local community disaster and emergency awareness and preparation activities.
“On behalf of the City and Council, I thank them for their indispensable contribution to our community and congratulate them on winning the award.”
Bush Fire Brigade volunteers are administered by the City of Greater Geraldton.
If you would like more information on Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades please contact the City.