The Shire of Laverton has been recognised for its role in supporting the volunteer fire service.
The council received a gold award as part of the Department of Fire and Emergency Service volunteer employer recognition program earlier this month.
Employers are nominated for the annual awards by their employees.
Laverton Volunteer Fire and Rescue service captain Tiffany Farlow said the brigade was “thrilled” the council had been acknowledged.
“The Shire of Laverton has always been supportive of our brigade in a number of different ways – most importantly it permits volunteers to attend call-outs, incidents and training during work hours without loss of pay if necessary,” she said.
“At one stage more than half of our volunteers were employed by the Shire of Laverton. It is a huge commitment to allow this many staff, from different work areas, to be released from their daily duties and for this we are truly grateful.”