Volunteer awards honour Wyndham police officers
Volunteer awards honour Wyndham police officers

Wyndham police officers were recognised for their efforts keeping the community safe at the FESA Volunteer Employer Recognition Program awards ceremony recently.

The Kimberley station received a silver award for having eight employees, and some of their partners, who volunteer with the Fire and Rescue Service.

The awards aim to recognise employers who allow and encourage their workers to volunteer with emergency services.

Wyndham police officer-incharge Sergeant Brad Warburton said firefighting and road crash rescues were the main areas in which the officers were able to assist.

“It’s good to put into the community and also good to be recognised,” he said.

“It predominantly is for FESA and the VES but it’s always interesting when people see a familiar face being a police officer turning out in a firefighter’s outfit. It’s good to build those relationships up.”

The station was nominated for the award by State Emergency Service district manager Graham Sears.

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