The SES is urging Queenslanders to get “tech savvy” and start using the SES Assistance smart phone app.
Storms that have whipped through the South Burnett over the past few days have caused major blackouts, pelted crops with rain and hail, and kept SES volunteers, council workers and Ergon Energy repair crews run off their feet.
More than 10,000 homes lost power as a string of storms crossed the South Burnett on Saturday afternoon
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is urging residents in parts of the Dalby and South Burnett Council areas, including Boondooma and Lake Boondooma, to prepare for thunderstorm activity in the coming hour.
State Emergency Service volunteers from the North Coast Region were recognised at a special SES Week award ceremony on Saturday.
SES volunteers will benefit from a new sponsorship deal with Ergon Energy, Energex and Powerlink.
While most people spent the October long weekend relaxing and enjoying the warm Spring weather, thirty SES volunteers sacrificed their Saturday to sweat it out in bushland instead.
Twenty-five years ago a public meeting was held at the Kingaroy Town Hall Reception Room to discuss how local police and the community could improve their channels of communication.
There was action aplenty at Kingaroy Airport on Friday – fire engines, a water bomber, a circling helicopter and lots of firefighters and SES volunteers on the ground.
The Kingaroy Community Police Consultative Committee will be marking its 25th birthday with a community celebration next Thursday, September 17
Kingaroy resident Peter Verbakel is packing his bags and heading for Cairns this week for the Queensland SES Disaster Rescue Challenge which will be held at the weekend.
Nanango SES has completed the move into its new $160,000 storage shed in Grey Street
As storms roll in across southern Queensland, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is again reminding residents to avoid flood waters.
Murgon SES volunteer Alan Sage calls his colleagues his “orange angels”.
If the guys and gals in the photo above look a bit the worse for wear, they have a good excuse … they’ve just been through the aftermath of a Category 5 cyclone.
SES volunteers attended a training course at the weekend to equip them in the use of chainsaws – a very necessary skill as demonstrated by Tropical Cyclone Marcia,
Last Thursday Piers Shapley swapped his pizza paddle for a sandbag shovel.
The New Year has started off well for Kingaroy SES with a large number of members and potential members attending this week.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Lee Johnson has publicly thanked the more than 40,000 emergency services volunteers in Queensland.
South Burnett SES members have been quick to volunteer to help in the clean-up following Thursday night’s “supercell” storm which trashed parts of Brisbane.