The Western Australia Emergency Services Diligent Service Medal (ESDSM) is awarded to all DFES employees who have achieved a minimum of ten years diligent service. A clasp will be issued for each subsequent five years of diligent service.
Service does not need to be continuous to meet this requirement as total service will be considered.
Recipients do not need to apply for the ESDSM because they are automatically issued by the Rewards and Recognition Officer following approval by the DFES chain of command.
Previous employment with the following former organisations will be calculated as eligible toward the ESDSM:
- Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA;
- WA Fire Brigades Board;
- WA Bush Fires Board;
- WA Fire and Rescue Service; and
- WA State Emergency Service.
The medal can be awarded posthumously. There are no post-nominal letters for this award.
Volunteer service cannot be counted. Previous employment at other public sector agencies is not considered toward ESDSM eligibility.