Farewell to a lo­cal hero

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COL “Curl” San­taca­te­rina has seen a lot in his 35 years with Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices.

The aux­il­iary cap­tain joined QFES in 1980, and has wit­nessed big changes in the ser­vice in the time since.

He at­tended count­less fires and crashes, and led the re­cov­ery ef­fort for the un­for­get­table Palace Back­pack­ers Hos­tel fire in 2000.

Mr San­taca­te­rina is in his fi­nal week in the ser­vice, with next Mon­day his fi­nal day be­fore his re­tire­ment.

Turn to Pages 4-5 for a look at Mr San­taca­te­rina’s ca­reer.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

MOV­ING ON: Childers' Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices cap­tain Col "Curl" San­taca­te­rina will re­tire after 35 years of ser­vice. His last day will be Novem­ber 10.

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