SES powered up for Storm Season thanks to energy trio
The generous support from Energex, Ergon and Powerlink
has seen $200,000 worth of equipment delivered to frontline QLD SES volunteers over the past 12 months.
Under the Energex, Ergon and Powerlink SES Equipment
Program, SES Groups in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane and
around south-east Queensland have received ladders, pole saws, generators,
chainsaws, stretchers, emergency lighting equipment and other tools to help
them provide essential support for the community.
Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing thanked the three energy
providers for their ongoing commitment to the SES in Queensland.
“The disaster response equipment provided to SES Groups by
Energex, Ergon and Powerlink this year has been a welcome addition to frontline
emergency toolkits,” Mr Wassing said.
“SES volunteers are on call 24-7, ready to help their
communities whenever they are needed; these ordinary people — with families,
jobs and commitments like anyone else — give up their time to be there to lend
a hand when people are doing it tough.
“It is great to see that the incredible contribution SES
volunteers make in Queensland is recognised and valued.”
Powerlink CEO Merryn York said the program aimed to make it
easier for the SES to provide essential services to communities in need.
“A well-prepared and well-equipped SES will enable the
response to the types of events we have here in Queensland to occur more
quickly and to be more effective,” Ms York said.
Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) CEO David Smales said
Energy Queensland was pleased to partner with Powerlink to deliver the 2016 SES
“We’re very proud to be involved in this important partnership,”
Mr Smales said.
“It is a tangible way we can work together to deliver on our
commitment to help keep our community safe.”