Heroes honoured in SES awards night
THEY'RE the heroes in orange who risk their lives every day to save those in emergency situations.
They're the men and women who put aside their own personal and work commitments to tarp rooves, search for the missing and support other emergency service workers.
They are the SES.
Warwick hosted the SES Week awards on Tuesday night and two Warwick volunteers, Vance Sinden and Matthew Sondergeld, received certificates for their contributions.
Warwick SES Local Controller John Newley said the two volunteers, who have been with the group for about eight years, were well-deserved winners.
"They're the guys who really stepped up," Mr Newley said.
"When we had our big intake at the start of the year, they started doing extra night training sessions to get the new volunteers up to the basic skill level required.
"They really stepped up to the plate."
Mr Newley was proud to have the awards ceremony hosted in the Rose City.
"It was really great to have all the groups from around the district here," he said.
Emergency Management Queensland Assistant Director-General Bruce Grady said there was a wide range of roles available for SES volunteers.
"SES members are all community spirited volunteers who are committed to their local area whether that be a remote town or a large city," Mr Grady said.
"I would encourage all people with a strong spirit of community and a little spare time to talk to other SES volunteers and find out exactly what the SES offers.
"Education and training is provided to all volunteers and members can expect to learn useful life skills like first aid, navigation, road crash rescue, land search techniques and how to train others."
For more information visit emergency.qld.gov.au/ses.