SES mas­cot needs name

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

Hed­land State Emer­gency Ser­vice has a new mas­cot and youth in the Hed­land com­mu­nity are be­ing asked to name it.

The mas­cot is the new­est ad­di­tion to the unit, which is made up of about 22 vol­un­teers, and will be used to pro­mote pub­lic aware­ness and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

Lo­cal unit man­ager Keith Squibb said the ini­tia­tive was aimed at get­ting chil­dren in­ter­ested and in­volved in the area of emer­gency ser­vices by invit­ing them to submit their ideas.

He said it was vi­tal for peo­ple to un­der­stand the po­ten­tial dan­gers of cy­clones at an early age to learn and ap­pre­ci­ate the fe­roc­ity as­so­ci­ated with nat­u­ral dis­as­ters.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity is look­ing at en­gag­ing schools with the mas­cot to pro­vide pre­sen­ta­tions in a fun and in­ter­ac­tive man­ner.

Mr Squibb said fam­i­lies should be work­ing to­gether to have a plan in place in the lead-up to cy­clone sea­son, in case of an emer­gency.

“If you build a com­mu­nity that is re­silient, you build a com­mu­nity that can pull to­gether through it,” he said.

The au­thor­ity is urg­ing Pil­bara res­i­dents to tidy up their yards and not to be­come com­pla­cent.

If you have a great name for the new mas­cot, email ad­min@hed­land­ with your name and age.

A de­ci­sion will be made about the end of Novem­ber.

The Hed­land State Emer­gency Ser­vice needs a name for its new mas­cot.

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