Police thank emergency volunteers
MANJIMUP police have lauded the “absolutely sensational work” of the region’s volunteer emergency services.
Manjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Harry Arnott said recent tragedies were a timely reminder to praise the St John Ambulance and volunteer firefighters for their work.
“They are volunteers and they do an outstanding job,” he said.
“Some of the individuals, particularly with the ambulance because of their low volunteer numbers, seem to attend more call outs than normal.”
Sgt Arnott put the call out to any community members looking to step into a volunteer emergency service role.
“I recommend they contact those agencies and have a chat with them,” he said.
“Also, if you know the people in a volunteer role, just say thank you to them because the work they do saves lives in our communities.
“They are probably a little bit unrecognised for the enormous amount of work they do.”
Police will continue their focus on road safety heading towards the Easter weekend at the end of March.
Sgt Arnott warned police would have a focus on speed, seatbelts, drunk and drug driving and mobile phones.
On Sunday, about 2.45pm, a driver was fined $800 and issued 12 demerit points after being recorded travelling at 101kmh in a 60kmh zone on Graphite Road, Manjimup.
On Wednesday at 2.30pm, a female driver was given an $800 fine and six demerit points after she was recorded going 148kmh on South Western Highway near Cosy Creek Road.
“It is stupid, it is ignorant and it is dangerous and that is how people get hurt,” Sgt Arnott said.