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2013 Royal Life Saving WA Western Power Bravery Awards

Date: 28th November 2013

Venue: Government House

Awards will be presented by His Excellency the Governor Mr. Malcolm McCusker

Recognising Acts of Rescue & Resuscitation

The Royal Life Saving Western Power Bravery Awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the efforts and actions of people within the community who have performed a rescue and/or resuscitation, and by applying this knowledge have saved another’s life.

The recognition of these individuals sends the strongest message possible to the West Australian public in terms of the importance of gaining an education in life saving. The firm belief in which ‘Everyone can be a Life Saver’ is what progresses the society’s main objective, which is to ensure that all West Australians invest their time in learning rescue, resuscitation and first aid skills.

Nominations Now Open

To download a nomination form - click here

Do You Know Someone that Deserves a Bravery Award?

Nominations can be made by anyone who has information about the incident, anytime of the year. Individuals can be nominated for brave acts that occur in any environment and those who have demonstrated use of qualifications such as resuscitation awards, senior first aid, bronze medallion, pool lifeguard etc.

The Royal Life Saving Western Power Bravery Awards Committee assesses each nomination and award acts that meet one of the five criteria. Every action is courageous, just as the person behind the action. So why not become a part of something inspiring. For more information please download the nomination form above:

Bravery Award Structure

The structure of the Bravery Awards is such that there are five tiered awards to represent the different actions taken, as well as to place them in an order which recognises the degree of difficulty and execution of the rescue. They are listed below in hierarchal order and contain a brief explanation about what they are given for.

Distinction Bravery Award

For demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril with disregard to their own personal safety. In addition the recipient must have demonstrated exceptional judgement, an extremely advanced level of skills and immense speed in the execution of the action taken. The award consists of a framed certificate stating the awardee and the citation for the award and a printed plaque.

Award of Merit

For exceptional aquatic rescue/resuscitation for either the general public or professional sector, where the candidate has shown exceptional judgement utilising an extremely advanced level of skills. In addition, the recipient must have demonstrated immense speed in the execution of the action taken exhibiting conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril. The award consists of a framed certificate stating the awardee and the citation for the award and a printed plaque.

GoldCross

For outstanding aquatic rescue/resuscitation events for either the general public and professional sector, where the degree of difficulty and/or the candidates skill/age level is such that the committee recommends one of the highest award. The award consists of a framed certificate stating the awardee and the citation for the award and a Gold Plated Cross.

Gold Medallion

For aquatic rescue/resuscitation events for either the general public or professional sector, where the degree of difficulty is reasonable and/or outside normally expected conditions. The award consists of a framed certificate stating the awardee and the citation for the award and a Gold Plated Medallion.

Gold Star

For simple and normally expected aquatic rescue and/or resuscitation events, especially for professionals conducting their expected duties. The award consists of a framed certificate stating the awardee and the citation for the award and a Gold Plated Star.

Commendation

In Recognition of an outstanding attempt at rescue or resuscitation.

Please see here to view the current award recipients…


Western Australia Honours Awards

The Royal Life Saving Society WA is a member based organisation with over 60,000 members throughout Western Australia. The Western Australia Honours Awards Criteria has been implemented this year to actively recognise these volunteers, members, non-members, professional officers and staff who make valuable contributions to the society, through a variety of award presentations throughout the year.

The Western Australia Honours Awards Committee meet on a monthly basis to review selected members who have been nominated for an award by various RLSSWA departments, successful nominations are presented to the RLSSWA Board for endorsement.

Nomination Criteria

All Awards are reviewed by the WA Awards Committee and a recommendation made to the RLSSWA Board for endorsement. All awards are issued at the absolute discretion of the society.

Volunteers

Western Australia Certificate of Thanks

Criteria

Minimum 1 year of service
Available to individuals and or organisation

Western Australia President Award

Criteria

To recognize exceptional service or contributions of organizations, clubs, schools, individuals etc…
To recognize significant contributions made to the operations of the Royal Life Saving Society
The organization, individual, club or schools promotes RLSSWA in a positive manner

Levels

Level 1 WA President Award (Ross Peters Award)
Level 2 WA President Award (Craig Bell Award)
Level 3 WA President Award (Heather McGowan Award)

Western Australia Associate Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a service/involvement as an active volunteer
Minimum of 3 years service

Western Australia Fellow Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a service/involvement as an active volunteer
Minimum of 7 years service

Western Australia Companion Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a high level of service/involvement as an active volunteer
Minimum of 10 years high level service

Western Australian meretorious Service Medal

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed outstanding service/involvement as an active volunteer
Minimum of 13 years outstanding service

Western Australian Meretorious Service Cross

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed outstanding service/involvement as an active volunteer
Minimum of 17 years outstanding service

Honorary Life Governor

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Minimum of 21 years active service involvement
Nominations will be received by the board of directors and CEO.
Nominees must be exemplary representatives of the society and contributed in a substantial and measurable way to the society’s mission

Professional Officers and Staff

Western Australia Service Order

Criteria

A past or present professional officer or a member of staff who has supported and assisted the activities of RLSSWA
Minimum of 5 years service

Western Australia Long Service Order

Criteria

A past or present professional officer or a member of staff who has supported and assisted the activities of RLSSWA
Minimum of 10 years service

Western Australia Meritorious Service Order

Criteria

A past or present professional officer or a member of staff who has significantly contributed and actively supported the activities of RLSSWA
Minimum of 15 years service

Western Australia Outstanding Service Order

Criteria

A past or present professional officer or a member of staff who has significantly contributed and actively supported the activities of RLSSWA
Nominations will be received by the board of directors and CEO.
Minimum of 20 years service

WA Members Awards

Western Australia Certificate of Thanks

Criteria

Available to individuals and or organization
Minimum 2 years of service as a member

Western Australia Associate Member Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a service/involvement as a member
Minimum of 5 years service

Western Australia Fellow Member Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a service/involvement as a member
Minimum of 10 years service

Western Australia Companion Member Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a high level of service/involvement as an active member
Minimum of 15 years service

Western Australia Guardian Member Award

Criteria

Available only to individuals
Performed a high level of service/involvement as an active member
Minimum of 20 years service
Nominations will be received by the board of directors and CEO.



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