Redland City’s all conquering SES crew was again named best in the Brisbane region at last weekend’s Brisbane region SES awards.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said it was the seventh year in a row the Redland City SES Unit had been awarded the honour, a remarkable effort that showed their commitment to protecting the city.
“To win this award once is a huge effort, but to win it seven years in a row is truly something all Redlanders should be proud of,” she said.
“Having these dedicated men and women on hand to serve the community in an emergency gives the city a huge sense of confidence that we are ready to respond to any event. As a city of islands with some isolated communities this is very important.
“On behalf of the city I congratulate local area controller Peter Gould and the dedicated Redland City SES volunteers who don the orange to protect our city.
“I also thank their families and employees who support them in volunteering to the cause. I know Council has many SES volunteers on staff including Peter, something everyone at Council is very proud of.”
Council’s Local Disaster Management Group deputy chair Cr Alan Beard attended the award ceremony and said the Redland City team was recognised this year for their commitment to community resilience.
“While winning this award seven years running is remarkable, for me it isn’t a surprise because I have witnessed this team in action during emergency events in the Redlands and have seen their dedication and commitment,” he said.
“The fact that they were specifically recognised this year for their work in building community resilience means their readiness has been passed onto the community putting us all in a much better place in the event of an emergency.
“While the work done by the local SES team is to be congratulated, they alone can’t do it all. It is up to the entire city to be ready for disasters and with us heading into the main storm and bushfire season I encourage everyone to have a look at Council’s disaster website and ensure they are ready.”