Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell and (far left) Mayor Ron Bellingham thank council staff in the Warwick SES: Kerin Politch, John Newley, Geoff Krahe, Brent Macdonald, (front) Jamie Goodwin and Vance Sindin.
Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell and (far left) Mayor Ron Bellingham thank council staff in the Warwick SES: Kerin Politch, John Newley, Geoff Krahe, Brent Macdonald, (front) Jamie Goodwin and Vance Sindin. Contributed

Award-winning SES crew thanked

THE Warwick State Emergency Services (SES) crew has been thanked for their dedication and assistance this year.

Members of the group were invited to attend council's December general meeting and morning tea this week, as a sign of council's appreciation.

The Warwick SES was recently awarded the top SES award in Queensland for their efforts in the Southern Downs region.

Mayor Ron Bellingham said he was not at all surprised they had received state-wide recognition.

"It has just confirmed what we already knew, that here is a group of selfless, dedicated volunteers who are highly professional in what they do," Cr Bellingham said.

"On behalf of our community, I thank these people who volunteer their time to protect and assist during all kinds of situations, disasters or otherwise."

Warwick SES played a critical part of council's successful flood response in January 2011 and December 2010.

To find out more about Warwick SES, or to become a volunteer, contact 132 500.

 

SES FACTS

State SES formed 1975.

Major job that prompted SES was in 1973, when a tornado hit Brisbane.

As well as helping during natural disasters and rescues, SES also assists other services with traffic control & communication.


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