Emer­gency ser­vices get back to nor­mal

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

FOR two weeks a group of emer­gency per­son­nel have worked around the clock to bring the Whit­sun­days back to nor­mal.

And now the time has come for nor­mal­ity to re­turn to their own lives.

State Emer­gency Ser­vice work­ers were of­fi­cially stood down with nor­mal op­er­a­tions since Tues­day.

As the an­nounce­ment hit so­cial me­dia, the com­mu­nity re­sponded with grat­i­tude.

Vicki May was one of many Whit­sun­day res­i­dents to ex­press her sen­ti­ments

“Thank you from the bot­tom of our hearts. You all rep­re­sent the epit­ome of the Aussie spirit of mate­ship. You have made many friends in Collinsville,” she posted.

Whit­sun­day Mayor An­drew Will­cox ac­knowl­edged the hard work by emer­gency work­ers across the re­gion.

“On be­half of coun­cil, I would like to thank the hard-work­ing and ded­i­cated mem­bers of the SES and Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade,” he said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HARD WORK­ERS: SES vol­un­teers have re­sumed nor­mal op­er­a­tions.

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