Monto vol­un­teers are on the ball 24/7

Central and North Burnett Times - - SES WEEK 2012 -

MONTO’S State Emer­gency Ser­vice works all year to be pre­pared for dis­as­ters in­clud­ing floods, fires and storms as well as other events which put peo­ple or prop­erty at risk.

The Monto branch has 10 ac­tive mem­bers and their main roles are to per­form flood con­trol, con­trol ru­ral fires and traf­fic.

The branch plays a back-up role for ru­ral fire­fight­ers by main­tain­ing ve­hi­cles. It also pro­vides traf­fic con- trol for ur­ban fire units. Storm dam­age ac­counts for the vast ma­jor­ity, about 90%, of the branch’s work.

The Monto branch meets ev­ery third Tues­day and fourth Wed­nes­day of the month at the Luthje’s Rd fa­cil­ity near the coun­cil de­pot. Mem­bers arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The ses­sions run for two hours.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion about the Monto SES group, phone 0429 661 100.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

RES­CUE CRAFT: Monto SES lo­cal con­troller shows off the res­cue boat.

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