September 30, 2015
In September 2015, Allan traveled to Perth, Western Australia to deliver the closing keynote at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.  During the conference, Allan and Mark Donaldson VC delivered a joint presentation to the conference delegates on Leadership and Teamwork. The majority of the delegates of the conference were volunteers who give so much of their time and expertise to help their communities.  Exceptional Australians.
Erica Blake from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services forwarded the following testimonial.
“Allan Sparkes was a keynote speaker at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference held in Perth in September 2015. Over 700 fire and emergency services personnel and volunteers attended the conference. Allan’s story was captivating and inspiring. He had everyone’s attention from the first word to the last, and he received a standing ovation at the end of the session.   
Allan hit the right chord with many of our volunteers who have similar experiences in their volunteer work.  He was happy to engage with volunteers before and after his presentation, and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive.  Allan is an outstanding presenter and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a genuine, positive and inspirational speaker.”
Delivering the Leadership and Teamwork session with Mark Donaldson VC

Delivering the Leadership and Teamwork session with Mark Donaldson VC

About the Author:

Allan Sparkes CV,OAM,VA is an inspirational speaker & best selling author. He is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens being 1 of only 5 Australians in the past 41 years to be awarded the Australia's highest Bravery Decoration and civil award, the Cross of Valour. He is the only Australian to receive The Cross of Valour and subsequent Australian Honours and Awards of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and a subsquent Australian Bravery Decoration, the Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the recipient of other significant awards for Service and Bravery.