SES serves our com­mu­nity

Lo­cal vol­un­teers have been help­ing po­lice to re­duce the road toll

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

MOVIE NIGHT: The Gin Gin SES sold out of their pop­u­lar chicken burgers and were kept busy dur­ing the movie.

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