Ser­vice sends an SOS to the SES

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -

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.

PHOTOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

HELP­ING HAND: The North Bur­nett SES gave a hand at the Gin Gin fa­cil­ity. Fix­ing leak­ing roofs is an SES spe­cialty.

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