SES vol­un­teers given recog­ni­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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