Long-serving trainers awarded for years of excellence

31 January 2019

At the 2019 Royal Life Saving WA Trainers’ Seminar, held in January, a number of dedicated trainers were recognised for their achievements and many years of providing a valuable service to the community.

Mara Hayes, Dale Watson, Michael Cuddihy
Above: Mara Hayes, Dale Watson and Michael Cuddihy


Mara Hayes and Dale Watson both received WA Service Order awards for reaching five years of service with Royal Life Saving WA.

Mara began as a First Aid trainer in 2013 and delivers First Aid and CPR courses for the Metropolitan TAFE students.

Dale started as a First Aid trainer in 2011, also becoming an Aquatic trainer in 2015. He teaches Bronze Medallion, First Aid and CPR to his students at Kalamunda Senior High School.

Michael Cuddihy started out as a Bronze Examiner in 2007, later obtaining his First Aid trainer qualification in 2016. He now teaches Bronze Medallion, First Aid and CPR in Albany and was awarded the WA Long Service Order for 10 years of service.
Bill Johnson, Matthew Merritt, Debra Longlais
Above: Bill Johnson, Matthew Merritt and Debra Langlois


Bill Johnson and Matthew Merritt also received the WA Long Service Order award for teaching lifesaving skills to the community for 10 years.

Bill delivers resuscitation courses in the Perth metro area, and Matthew teaches First Aid, Bronze Medallion, Pool Operations and Pool Lifeguard courses all over WA.

And last, but certainly not least, Debra Langlois was recognised for her stellar 15 years of service and contribution with the WA Meritorious Service Order award.

Debra teaches First Aid and CPR, delivering her own courses as a community trainer and also teaching at Duncraig Senior High School.

Congratulations to all our award recipients for their ongoing work in making a difference in the WA community!

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