Look­ing back on 125 years

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

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.

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Mareeba ad­vanced care paramedics Alan Clough and Kyle Hack­wood cel­e­brate 125 years of ded­i­cated op­er­a­tion in Queens­land.

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