SES serves our community
Local volunteers have been helping police to reduce the road toll
THE Gin Gin SES had a busy month assisting the Queensland Police and the Rural Fire Brigade.
Volunteers worked in shifts to support the police as they carried out a routine police operation, north of Gin Gin as a way to reduce the road toll.
Acting local controller Kellie Bolstad said her team worked hard.
“We provided all the shelter for them and the police dogs and a private area for the police to conduct interviews,” she said.
“I had a team of volunteers to cook a barbecue for the hard working officers and at the end of the day we packed it all away.”
The Gin Gin SES works to support the local police and their efforts to reduce the road toll.
“Our road toll keeps climbing and we do what we can to try and help bring the numbers down,” Mrs Bolstad said.
She has been busy training and preparing her unit for storm season.
“We have already supported the firies for a few days as they worked to control a fire two weeks ago,” Mrs Bolstad said.
The SES has concerns over families being storm-ready.
“It’s not even fire season and we have already assisted in a massive fire,” she said.
The team of volunteers also provided a tasty barbecue at the Gin Gin free movie last Thursday night.
“We were run off our feet the night of the movie,” she said.
It was the first barbecue the SES had cooked and it was a massive hit for the moviegoers.
Mrs Bolstad said they sold out of the chicken burger in record time.
“They were a big hit,” she said.
Between now and summer the SES will be training and preparing for storm season.
“We are always on the lookout for new members and volunteers,” Mrs Bolstad said.
For more information about joining the SES phone 13 25 00.
MOVIE NIGHT: The Gin Gin SES sold out of their popular chicken burgers and were kept busy during the movie.