‘Three amigos’ leaving SES
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.
SAYONARA: Outgoing SES volunteers Tony Lavaring, Toni Zimitat and Wendy Guy.