Relocation of Warwick SES Headquarters Official Opening
4 August 2020
The Warwick State Emergency Service (SES) team are now officially situated in their new headquarters on 4 Alice Street.
This relocation allows for a number of positive changes for the Warwick SES team, including:
· A location unaffected by rising flood waters
· All equipment housed in one convenient location
· Better facilities for volunteers including a full-size kitchen, showers and several meeting rooms
The relocation of Warwick SES is a joint initiative of Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES), Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) and the Queensland Government. The Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program- Round 3 contributed $144,334.05, QFES contributed $42,241.20, and the GCBF contributed $33,300.
The local State Emergency Service (SES), which is run entirely by volunteers, provides a wide number of services to the region. These rescue services cover the whole of Southern Downs and are in place to care for both residents and visitors. People travelling to the Southern Downs area can rest assured that the SES is looking out for them and has the most up to date equipment at the ready.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Vic Pennisi said that the financial support received helps to take the weight off the region’s dedicated volunteers.
“Everyone throughout our region, residents and visitors alike, can feel confident that the SES will always be there if something goes awry, but we must never forget to support the volunteers who support us,” Mayor Pennisi said.
“This is why the support received from Queensland Government Works for Queensland Program, QFES, and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund amounts to more than just a cash injection into our region – they are investing in the tireless volunteers who keep our community going”.
“The incredible support received from all parties now means that SES volunteers will be quicker, more effective and better supported to take care of the community.”
More information on the services provided can be found at www.ses.qld.gov.au or www.facebook.com/QSESSWR/.
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