SES Awards recognise two dedicated Tara volunteers
IF THE world had superheroes, then surely the brave band of volunteers constituting the State Emergency Service would claim that title.
To mark the start of Queensland’s SES week, a small ceremony was held in Wallumbilla on Saturday to award local SES heroes for their service – including two from Tara.
Volunteers from Stanthorpe to Cunnamulla received awards for long service, meritorious service, and providing life-saving assistance in emergencies.
Southwest SES regional manager Rob Bundy said the service, and SES Week at large, was an important tribute to the huge commitment made by each member.
“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,” he said.
Locally, Neville Davison from Tara received with the Commissioner’s 40 Years Service Shield while Tara’s Jayden Hughes received an award for his response delivering a life-saving treatment to a 16-year-old in a motorbike incident at the Glenmorgan Trail ride.