Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards

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Recognising our brave heroes of rescue & resuscitation

Tony Booker, Fred English, Terry Gray with their 2020 Bravery Awards

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

One group of recipients in 2020 were Tony Booker, Terry Gray and Fred English. They saved a life during the 2019 Rottnest SwimRun when Ross Sutherland, a friend of Tony and Terry, collapsed 10km into the event. 

The trio, along with other competitors, performed CPR for around 10 minutes to bring him back to life. They then went on to finish the race! Royal Life Saving presented them all with a Gold Medallion Bravery Award for their efforts. 

This is just one example of heroism demonstrated by everyday lifesavers all over WA – if you know of someone who deserves recognition for an act of bravery, nominate them today!

Do you know someone who deserves a Bravery Award?

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

The Royal Life Saving Society WA Honours and Awards Committee assesses each nomination and approves awards based on the criteria outlined in the Bravery Awards Structure. Every action is courageous, as is the person behind the action. So why not become a part of something inspiring?

Bravery Award nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2021 awards.

To nominate someone for a Bravery Award, please complete a nomination form and return it via email. There are two versions of the nomination form, one if you wish to nominate a single person and one if you wish to nominate multiple people for the same incident. 

Bravery Award Nomination Form - Single Nominee

Bravery Award Nomination Form - Multiple Nominees

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please complete the form below. 

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