Will­ing hands wanted

Help share the load in a dis­as­ter

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

BIGGEN­DEN SES group is in ur­gent need of new mem­bers.

Group leader Kerri-Anne Cret­ney said if they did not get more vol­un­teers, Biggen­den might be left with­out an ef­fec­tive SES unit.

“Storms and floods are

❝ The train­ing mem­bers re­ceive is great.

— Gwenda Achilles

pre­dicted,” she said.

“I urge vol­un­teers to step up for yourself and your com­mu­nity.”

Ms Cret­ney said with­out more vol­un­teers the unit was un­able to de­liver an ef­fec­tive ser­vice.

“We are so des­per­ate I’ve even posted a call out on Face­book,” she said.

An­swer­ing the call were new­com­ers to the town, Rod­ney and Teena Ber­lin, who were firies when liv­ing in Wallav­ille.

“We are look­ing for­ward to giv­ing a hand where pos­si­ble,” Mr Ber­lin, who is a FIFO worker, said.

Mem­ber Gwenda Achilles said the train­ing mem­bers re­ceive is great.

“Ash­leigh (Car­ley) and I have just com­pleted our chain­saw course,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to join up phone

0419 286 249.

The unit meets the se­cond and fourth Mon­day of the month at 5pm at the SES head­quar­ters in Ge­orge St, be­hind the fire sta­tion.

Any­one wish­ing to join up will have to have a po­lice check.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

VOL­UN­TEERS NEEDED: Biggen­den SES mem­bers Carol Miller, Ash­leigh Car­lery, Gwenda Achilles, group leader Kerri-An­neCret­ney with new mem­bers Teena and Rod­ney Ber­lin.

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