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SES searching for new members

WE NEED YOU: Julie Scanlon, Andrew Barker and Mark Connors from the Whitsunday SES at their information day.
WE NEED YOU: Julie Scanlon, Andrew Barker and Mark Connors from the Whitsunday SES at their information day.

THE Whitsunday State Emergency Service (SES) is looking to increase its membership and will hold an information session this Saturday in Cannonvale.

A similar event was held in Proserpine last Saturday. Anyone interested in getting involved with the SES should head along to the no-obligation session at the Cannonvale headquarters in Schnapper Street from 1-3pm.

Local controller Mark Connors said Saturday's session would be an opportunity for the public to meet with current members and hear of their experiences as well as looking at some of the equipment used by the SES. "The Whitsunday SES has a proud history of service to our community and has had teams deployed to all parts of the state to assist with disasters and the training of other units," he said.

We are always looking to make our SES experience as interesting as possible and are always looking for new challenges."

Mr Connors said that they are looking for people who are ready and willing to help the community and can work well in a team environment.

"We take training very seriously and we have a lot of highly-skilled members who can train you to a high level. Ultimately we are after a balanced team, a team that will work together and volunteers who are prepared to put in the time and get the skills," he said.

"It's really important that we have trust as a team. At the moment we have an excellent team, there is just not enough of us, we need people to help ease the burden."

Everyone is welcome at this Saturday's information session and a similar event will be held next Sunday, March 10 at the Gloucester headquarters for Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay residents.


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