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Chris Widmer has over 39 years of experience in the emergency services industry.  He began his career in early 1978, as a State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer and is the current Local Manager of the Bunbury SES Unit.  His background is in emergency risk management, with post graduate qualifications in applied management and leadership.
In 2001 Chris was awarded the Emergency Services Medal, from the Australian Honours List, for services to the emergency services industry.  He is also the recipient of the Peter Keillor Award, a prestigious award for services to the SES in Western Australia, for his efforts in volunteer training.  He has also received the DFES Diligent Services Medal, SES Long Service Medal and the National Medal for Service, with clasps.