SES equipped with new gear
Service to community recognised
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.
NEW GEAR: The SES equipment was on display in Biggenden for all to see.