SES volunteers given recognition
NEXT time you see Childers State Emergency Service members, say thanks.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) North Coast Region assistant commissioner John Bolger said the devotion demonstrated by the Childers SES Group volunteers was outstanding, and awarded our heroes the Regional Operational Response of the Year at an awards ceremony on Saturday.
In April this year, the Childers SES Group helped Queensland Police Service (QPS) for 72 hours find a three-year-old girl who went missing in Childers.
“The Childers SES Group worked tirelessly alongside members of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maryborough SES groups and North Burnett SES Regional Unit for three days in extreme weather conditions to assist in locating the little girl,” Mr Bolger said.
“Thankfully the little girl was found safe and well after extensive areas of land were searched.”
Childers SES member Alan Ing was also awarded a National Medal for 15 years’ service.