AFAC and Motorola "Knowledge Innovation" Award
In recognition of the innovation, creativity and contribution an individual staff member or volunteer has made to the advancement of knowledge management in their agency or jurisdiction.
The Award winner will be sponsored by Motorola to attend a Conference of their choice to the value of $2500. This may include conference registration fees, travel, accommodation and sundry expenses.
In recognition of an AFAC member agency for its demonstrated commitment to ensuring knowledge management is an accepted and valued management practice.
In recognition of their efforts to assist with growing a knowledge management culture, the winning Agency will have their name placed on a perpetual trophy that will be displayed in the AFAC office, and also receive a plaque in recognition of their efforts.
Previous winners: 2012 Individual Award: Damien Thomas - Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. 2012 Agency Award: Australian Emergency Management Institute, Victoria. 2011 Individual Award: Andrew Hinton of Fire & Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA). 2011 Agency Award: Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.
AFAC Laurie Lavelle Award
The objective of the award is to recognise the efforts of an individual who has undertaken a role within an AFAC member agency that has contributed significantly to enhancing the knowledge or skills, operations, performance or public profile in the emergency services sector in Australasia.
As agreed by Council, nominations are restricted to one per agency with the primary prize being a $1,500 sponsorship to attend the annual AFAC/Bushfire CRC Conference where the nominee will receive the award. The recipient also receives $1,000 cash in recognition of their effort over and above their normal role. The Laurie Lavelle Award is open to all agency personnel.
This Award was first introduced in 1997 by Laurie Lavelle to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to emergency services in any one year.
Previous winners: 2012 co-winners: Brian Graham and Russell Taylor of the NSW Rural Fire Service.
2009: Julie Harris of MFB