SES volunteer campaign

CALLIOPE SES volunteer Brian Pitt said that after a disastrous summer for Queensland it is now more then ever imperative to see an increase in local SES volunteer numbers.

Local members have already recognised a need for more volunteers in the Central Queensland region and the involvement of younger community members.

Mr Pitt said that they would like to see an increase of around 50 members for the region.

The Premier has since launched a recruitment campaign to encourage members of the community to consider becoming a volunteer.

The Central Queensland region has been identified as needing more SES numbers and a recruitment drive is now taking place.

Premier Anna Bligh said joining the SES was a great way to continue the generosity shown by the Queensland public for a brighter and better future for the state.

“Tens of thousands of everyday people turned out to help others following the floods and cyclone, working alongside SES volunteers who responded to more then 15,000 jobs as a result of the disasters,” Ms Bligh said.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts said more than 6800 volunteers statewide donned orange overalls during the trying time of natural disasters.

“One of the great things about the SES is that there are a vast range of practical skills that people can learn which transfer over to their everyday lives,” he said.

To learn more about volunteering with the SES phone 13 25 00.



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