Looking back on 125 years
THE Mareeba Ambulance Station was among hundreds of locations across the state which have commemorated 125 years of service and dedication to Queensland.
An incident at the Brisbane Ekka in 1892 led to the creation of the Queensland Ambulance Service and over the past 125 years the service has expanded to what it is today.
Since starting, the service has grown and advanced with technology to help save as many lives as possible.
The Mareeba Ambulance Station celebrated their contributions to Queensland by hosting an open day last Sunday inviting community members to the station on Lloyd Street, Mareeba.
Mareeba officer-in-charge Gavin Rablin said the open day was a good chance for the community to have a look around. Unfortunately officers were called to an incident thus drawing the event to a premature conclusion.
Mareeba advanced care paramedics Alan Clough and Kyle Hackwood celebrate 125 years of dedicated operation in Queensland.