Presentation of National and Service Medals

Updated: Nov 18


On Saturday, 24 October 2021 at the Jurien Bay Sports & Recreation Centre presentations of National and Service Medals were awarded with the attendance of our esteemed guests:

Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM;

Sabine Winton MLA (Member for Wanneroo);

Councillor Peter Scharf (Shire of Dandaragan);

Superintendent Craig Smith (DFES);

District Officer Felix McQuistan (DFES).


Our awesome members of Jurien Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and their families were also in attendance and the facilities were decorated to reflect this worthy occasion.

Councillor Peter Scharf, Suzanne Troup, Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM and Sabine Winton MLA. Photo credit: Jason G Harris Photography.

Recipients from Marine Rescue:

  • Suzanne Troup – 5 years Service Medal.

  • Chrissy Heu – 15 years service clasp and National Medal.

  • Robin Randall – 25 years service clasp and National Medal.




Our Commander, Chrissy Heu receiving her medals. Photo Credit: Jason G Harris Photography.
Robin Randall receiving his medals

The National Medal for long and diligent service is Australia’s most awarded civilian medal. It is presented to members of recognised government and voluntary organisations who risk their lives to protect the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster.


Robin's Family enjoying the proceedings!


Congratulations to all recipients. We all appreciate your quantity and quality time you dedicate to Marine Rescue Jurien Bay and also to your loved ones and families who allow you to walk out at any given time to attend the tower, vessel deployment and training. Thank you all so much!!!




Left to right: Dorian (Dolly) Lucas, Suzanne Troup, Christine (Chrissy) Heu, Robin Randall and Eve Trutwein. Photo credit: Jason G Harris Photography.

Medal recipients and Families. Photo credit: Jason G Harris Photography.

The biggest finale was the acknowledgement to Noel Wark for 65 years of service in the Firies - a tremendous and mammoth milestone. Congratulations Noel – very well deserved indeed. Photo credit: Jason G Harris Photography.



Congratulations to all recipients from Jurien Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Jurien Bay Marine Rescue. You are all amazing volunteers and contributors to our respective Groups and deserve the recognitions you have received. Well done everyone!

A special thank you to Jason Harris for sharing his photos. Thank you Jason!!





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