Award Nominations

Outstanding Contribution by a Female Firefighter

This award is designed to show the appreciation, dedication and congratulations to a woman working in the Fire and Emergency Services industry who has:

  • demonstrated consistent leadership;
  • encouraged and supported the development of women;
  • been an inspirational role model;
  • given selflessly of themselves in support of their community; or
  • shown unwavering dedication to our industry.

Youth Leadership Award

This award recognises a young woman (16-20 years) who is a volunteer in the fire and emergency services industry who has demonstrated strong and consistent leadership and a commitment to the safety of their community.

Male Champion Award

Without our male colleagues supporting and encouraging us, our ability to influence the industry would be a lot harder. This award recognises a male champion within our industry who has:

  • consistently mentored and coached women;
  • created, provided and actively promoted a work environment that supports the inclusion of women; or
  • consistently advocated for diversity and inclusion within their organisation or the industry as a whole.

Industry Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard Award

WAFA recognises that all organisations are striving to be proactive in the Diversity and Inclusion space. This award recognises an organisation's effort and dedication to diversity and inclusion through programs and initiatives which have produced tangible results.

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WAFA Gender Balance Overview

Posted on 2 December 2015

The Gender Balance Overview of Australasian Firefighters 2015 is a WAFA initiative to establish the current state of... play for all Fire Agencies within Australasia....  

As a base we hope it will encourage Agencies to set statistical objectives for gender balance and, in turn, improve all diversity reporting.

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