Malvern SES recognised more than 600 years of community service by its volunteer members in a special ceremony to unveil two long-service honour boards on 26 October.
The honour boards, which recognise long service contributions from five years to 25+ years, were officially unveiled by Shadow Treasurer and Member for Malvern, the Hon. Michael O’Brien, and SES CEO Stephen Griffin, together with Malvern SES Unit Controller Phillip Munslow.
In total, 60 volunteers were recognised for their long service, including 20 members who are still current volunteers.
Malvern SES Unit Controller Philip Munslow said that Malvern SES has recently been focussing on both member recognition and recognising the unit’s history, and that development of the honour boards came about as a result of both of these projects.
“Our long serving members have made significant contributions toward building our unit into what it is today, and I thank each and every member for their dedication to the community,” he said.
“Having the rescue tools and equipment is important, but it really is the people who make volunteering with Malvern SES great.”
In the past 12 months, Malvern SES has responded to more than 400 requests for assistance within the local community, with the most common call outs for assistance with flood and building damage and for fallen trees.
Malvern SES volunteers are currently working to compile the Unit’s history and are seeking anyone who may have been involved with the Unit over the years to contribute information and/or photos. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist.