FLASHBACK: South Burnett SES volunteers donned their full kit and turned out in 30-degree heat in October 2015 to upgrade their chainsaw skills as part of ongoing training to help them deal with community emergencies and assistance after wild storms
Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan

May 10, 2017

NRMA Insurance will extend its 10-year partnership with Queensland’s SES volunteers for a further two years.

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan made the announcement during this year’s Wear Orange Wednesday celebrations in Brisbane’s CBD.

He said the partnership would create significant benefits for Queenslanders.

“We have been working closely with NRMA Insurance for 10 years, and with their continued support we will be able to help even more residents through our storm preparedness education campaigns, and by providing vital equipment for our volunteers,” Mr Ryan said.

“I am pleased to announce this new partnership on Wear Orange Wednesday, a day when Australians bring out their brightest orange clothes and accessories to recognise and thank our SES volunteers for the huge contribution they make to our safety and wellbeing.”

Jacki Johnson, from NRMA Insurance’s parent company IAG, said the company was proud to continue its support for Queensland’s SES through the partnership.

“We have seen first-hand the vital role the SES play in helping Queenslanders in times of need, and have worked side-by-side in the community recovery effort following events like Tropical Cyclone Debbie,” Ms Johnson said.

“Through our principal partnership with the SES we will be investing in helping communities be more prepared for severe weather events, as well as equipping SES volunteers with the resources and tools to help affected communities get back on their feet faster following disasters.”

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services SES Assistant Commissioner Peter Jeffrey said the support from NRMA Insurance will provide SES volunteers with highly valued equipment and resources they will use when they assist Queenslanders with storms and other emergencies.

“There are more than 6000 SES volunteers in Queensland who are trained and ready to respond when they’re needed,” Mr Jeffrey said.

“Only recently they were called on to assist communities in north, central and south east Queensland during Tropical Cyclone Debbie and subsequent flooding events, responding to 8000 requests for assistance.

“I would like to thank NRMA Insurance for their ongoing support helping the Queensland SES provide these important services.”

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