Local resident Leanna Wallin has recently received the David Lilley Volunteer Award, in recognition of her efforts during the flooding in the Town of Radville and RM of Laurier in the spring of 2011.
The honour is awarded to an individual volunteer who has displayed exceptional and selfless dedication to improving the preparedness of the community/agency/region in which they’re involved.
Other prerequisites of the award are that the nominee: has provided leadership in their respective area of emergency management expertise; has been an advocate of Emergency Planning end Preparedness in all their activities; has made exceptional efforts to facilitate, support and enable sound Emergency Planning in their area; has constantly looked for and pursued opportunities to improve their emergency management skills; is a current member of the Saskatchewan Emergency Planners Association (SEPA).
During the spring flooding of 2011, Wallin was instrumental in the execution of the Emergency Plan that she had developed.
She used her contacts and knowledge to find the equipment, sandbags and man power necessary to help control the situation and helped to volunteered time at the Emergency Headquarters.
Wallin is also very active in the community. Apart from her activities with the RM and Town, Leanna gives countless hours as the Ambulance Coordinator and driver, is a CPR Instructor, the local coroner and works at the doctors’ clinic.
This award and recognition is well deserved. Congratulations Leanna.