Get be­hind your lo­cal group.

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

WITH eight ac­tive mem­bers, the Biggen­den State Emer­gency Ser­vice (SES) Group is trained and ready to go at a mo­ment’s notice.

Their main pur­pose is to re­mind peo­ple the storm sea­son has hit the area and to be pre­pared and stock up on emer­gency sup­plies.

This year their motto is “not what Biggen­den does for me but what can I do for Biggen­den”.

Biggen­den is only a small town in num­bers but as shown in the past, it has a town full of big hearted gen­er­ous peo­ple.

This week the community will cel­e­brate with mem­bers who have earned ci­ta­tions and medals for their ded­i­cated work within the SES. These will be pre­sented to all rel­e­vant mem­bers at Gympie on Satur­day.

Biggen­den have a sim­i­lar num­ber of peo­ple in its sup­port group. These won­der­ful vol­un­teers give of their time to make sure those mem­bers on the front line are sup­ported with food and any other sup­plies needed.

This is a vi­tal role and the Biggen­den SES Group would like to give a spe­cial thank you to these mem­bers.

■ Any­one 16 years and over who would like more in­for­ma­tion about join­ing the SES can contact lo­cal con­troller Kerry Rae on 4127 1258 or sec­re­tary Chris Fisher on 4127 1196.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

AT THEREADY: Mem­bers of the Biggen­den SES Group, Brian McCosker, Jan­ice Rae, Chris Fisher and Brian Lowe check out the tarps in readi­ness for the storm sea­son.

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