SES he­roes thanked

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STATE Emer­gency Ser­vice vol­un­teers from Stan­thorpe to Cun­na­mulla were awarded for their ser­vice at a small cer­e­mony in Wal­lum­billa on Satur­day.

The event marked the start of Queens­land’s SES Week, which ac­knowl­edges the work of SES vol­un­teers from around the state.

South­west SES re­gional man­ager Rob Bundy said SES Week was about ac­knowl­edg­ing the huge com­mit­ment made by each mem­ber.

“SES Week is an im­por­tant date in our cal­en­dar, it gives us the op­por­tu­nity to pause and re­flect on the ef­forts and con­tri­bu­tions of our vol­un­teers,” he said.

“This week is a time to say thank you to the vol­un­teers, not only for the time they put in when events oc­cur but also the time they so gen­er­ously give to en­sure they are a skilled and pro­fes­sional res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

At the Wal­lum­billa com­bined emer­gency ser­vices base, troops from across south­west Queens­land re­ceived awards for long ser­vice, mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice and pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance in emer­gen­cies.

PHOTO: JORJA MCDON­NELL

WELL DONE: Tyson Golder, Wal­lum­billa SES’s Fer­gus Seawright and re­gional man­ager Rob Bundy.

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