SES Awards recog­nise two ded­i­cated Tara vol­un­teers

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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