Willing hands wanted
Help share the load in a disaster
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Biggenden SES members Carol Miller, Ashleigh Carlery, Gwenda Achilles, group leader Kerri-AnneCretney with new members Teena and Rodney Berlin.