Energex and Ergon (part of the Energy Queensland group) and Powerlink - SES Supporting Partners
Energy companies are Energising Queensland SES thanks to an equipment boost.
generous support from Energy Queensland (through Energex and Ergon Energy) and
Powerlink Queensland has seen $200,000 worth of equipment available to
frontline Queensland SES volunteers.
the Energising Queensland SES Equipment Program, SES Groups throughout
Queensland will receive resuscitation equipment, pole saws, generators,
chainsaws, stretchers, emergency lighting equipment, vehicle accessories and
other tools and technology items to help them provide additional support for
2020/21 program will be launched soon.
events from the 2019/20 program were unable to proceed due to COVID and
equipment for those areas was distributed to ensure best use.
disaster response equipment provided to SES Groups by Energy Qld and Powerlink
Qld has been a welcome addition to frontline emergency toolkits," Mr
Michael Wassing, Deputy Commissioner Emergency Management, Volunteerism and
Community Resilience and Chief Officer of the SES said.
volunteers are on call 24-7, ready to help their communities whenever they are
needed; these valued volunteers — 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.
is great to see that the incredible contribution SES volunteers make in
Queensland is recognised and appreciated."
Queensland previous Interim Chief Executive, Kevin Kehl said the partnership
with SES supported local communities when they needed it most.
sees first-hand the vital contribution SES volunteers make to help keep
communities safe during severe weather events and other emergency situations,”
Mr Kehl said.
Queensland (Energex and Ergon) previous Acting CEO Peter Scott said Energy
Queensland was pleased to partner with Powerlink to deliver the Program.
we contend with storms, floods, fires and cyclones but we all have a single
goal – to assist the affected communities prepare for and recover from such
what our crews always relay to me is what a pleasure it is to work shoulder to
shoulder with the SES volunteers and the great work they do in assisting us to
get the power up and running faster.
why we’re always keen to thank them in return by providing them new equipment
to make their roles a little easier while they’re providing vital support to
all Queenslanders during disaster events.”