‘Three ami­gos’ leav­ing SES

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

AF­TER serv­ing the com­mu­nity for decades, three State Emer­gency Ser­vice vol­un­teers are fi­nally hand­ing back their or­ange uni­forms.

Tony Lavar­ing, Toni Zim­i­tat and Wendi Guy will no longer serve as vol­un­teers for the SES.

The hi­lar­i­ous trio had just re­turned from ru­ral fire train­ing when they took time to speak to Town and Coun­try.

The three re­fer to them­selves as “the three ami­gos” and have all been jug­gling their time be­tween the SES, Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice and a long list of com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Mrs Guy said she was step­ping down due to health rea­sons as she needed to fo­cus on her well-be­ing.

“We all ini­tially signed up with the Gin Gin unit but moved to South Kolan years later,” she ex­plained.

Be­tween the three of them, they have as­sisted the com­mu­nity dur­ing se­vere storms, floods and dozens of high­way clo­sures due to road ac­ci­dents.

“We have a swag of medals and cer­tifi­cates for our achieve­ments and time with the SES and we thank our unit for all the sup­port,” Mrs Guy said.

The trio are ac­tive in their com­mu­nity and ded­i­cate many hours a week to dif­fer­ent groups.

“Join­ing the SES, you make friends for life and they be­come your fam­ily,” Mrs Zim­i­tat said

“The three of us have been jug­gling the yel­low and or­ange uni­forms and now we will only be wear­ing the yel­low,” Mr Lavar­ing added.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SAYONARA: Out­go­ing SES vol­un­teers Tony Lavar­ing, Toni Zim­i­tat and Wendy Guy.

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