SES equipped with new gear

Ser­vice to com­mu­nity recog­nised

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

THE North Bur­nett SES Unit was of­fi­cially handed its new ma­jor equip­ment from the State Gov­ern­ment in a cer­e­mony held in Biggenden on Fri­day, Au­gust 4.

A num­ber of dig­ni­taries at­tended the cer­e­mony in­clud­ing State Mem­ber for Bund­aberg Leanne Don­ald­son, who was rep­re­sent­ing Min­is­ter Mark Ryan along with North Bur­nett SES lo­cal con­troller Brian Lowe.

“On dis­play in the main street of Biggenden was around $150,000 worth of new equip­ment de­liv­ered to the North Bur­nett Unit this year,” Mr Lowe said.

“For Gayndah and Biggenden were the new storm dam­age trail­ers, the new equip­ment trailer for Mount Perry and the new res­cue boat for Gayndah.”

North Coast SES Re­gional Man­ager Mer­rick Ilett was MC for the cer­e­mony and ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the State Gov­ern­ment for its sup­port.

Mr Lowe said the com­bined ef­forts of the SES had not gone un­no­ticed.

“Leanne Don­ald­son also spoke of the won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion the SES makes to Queens­land peo­ple dur­ing times of disas­ter, and that the North Bur­nett SES unit had con­trib­uted over 1100 hours in their role dur­ing the last 12 months,” Mr Lowe said.

He said the new equip­ment was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and would be of great as­sis­tance to the unit in fu­ture emer­gen­cies.

“The North Bur­nett SES Unit looks for­ward to be­ing of ser­vice to the com­mu­nity and to the peo­ple of Queens­land,” Mr Lowe said.

Mr Lowe thanked mem­bers who as­sisted in the cer­e­mony in the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil for its con­tin­ued sup­port.

If any­one would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on be­com­ing a SES vol­un­teer or mak­ing a do­na­tion please phone Brian Lowe, lo­cal con­troller on 0427 611 633.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

NEW GEAR: The SES equip­ment was on dis­play in Biggenden for all to see.

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