Service sends an SOS to the SES
WHAT action does the SES take when they need assistance to stop a leaking roof?
They call the SES of course.
Following recent heavy rain, Gin Gin SES Local Controller Kelli Bolstad discovered water dripping through the ceiling of the Gin Gin SES headquarters roof.
Ms Bolstad, knowing that assistance would be required in placing a tarpaulin on the roof, called North Burnett SES Local Controller Brian Lowe for help.
Over the past couple of years, both parties have participated in many joint training exercises and they have formed a strong and supportive relationship between each other.
With the promise of a gourmet barbecue lunch to follow the completion of the task, Mr Lowe had no trouble in organising a team from the North Burnett SES unit to help out.
Unfortunately the lobster tails did not arrive in time for the BBQ lunch but a fine meal was enjoyed by all.
The public is reminded that in need of assistance during a disaster event, an SOS can be sent to the SES hotline on 132 500.
To become a member, 0427 611 663 is the number to call for more information.
HELPING HAND: The North Burnett SES gave a hand at the Gin Gin facility. Fixing leaking roofs is an SES specialty.