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SES UNIT HONOURED

REDLAND CITY SES UNIT HONOURED IN REGIONAL AND STATE AWARDS Top Redland City State Emergency Service Unit volunteers have been recognised with six regional awards, six service medals and one state award at ceremonies held recently during SES Week. The week is held to acknowledge the outstanding service SES volunteers provide to their own and other communities during times of crisis. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said all 154 Redland SES volunteers were highly respected for their tireless efforts in helping to keep people safe. “We are very fortunate here on Redlands Coast to have such a dedicated, hardworking group of people who are not only willing to put the safety of others ahead of their own, but as volunteers they do so freely,” Cr Williams said. “Over the past 12 months, the Redland SES Unit attended 490 jobs. “This included land searches for missing people, responding to storm damage, supporting police with COVID-19 border security at the airport, assisting Queensland Health with COVID-19 vaccination and testing hubs, community support, and public education. “The commitment of these volunteers to community safety is greatly appreciated. “I’m sure the Redlands Coast community would join me in thanking all our Redland SES volunteers for the vital role they play in our community, and congratulating those who were recently recognised with awards.” The 2021 Brisbane Region SES award recipients from the Redland City SES Unit were: State Award Queensland Volunteer of the Year Alex Johnson, Redland Bay SES Group Regional Awards Brisbane Regional Operation of the Year (missing person search) – Highly Commended: · Redland City SES Unit Brisbane Region Volunteer of the Year: · Alex Johnson, Redland Bay SES Group, for distinguished service to the SES through leadership, dedicated service to the community and continually developing the knowledge and skill level of fellow members, providing the service with longevity. SES Week Certificate Award for individual significant contribution: · David Frarricciardi, Cleveland SES Group, for distinguished service to the SES through outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to training delivery, planning and member development. For excellent professionalism within SES and commitment displayed to the community. · Enrica Brazzelli, Cleveland SES Group, for distinguished service to the SES through outstanding commitment and dedication to Group, Unit and community. · Heather Davis, Cleveland SES Group, for distinguished service to the SES through outstanding commitment and dedication to Group, Unit and community. · Di Vandermeer, Cleveland SES Group, for significant contribution to the SES through outstanding commitment and service; and for strategic support for operations and training. SES National Emergency Service Medal: · Anthony Daniels, Redland Bay SES Group, recognising 45 years of service. · Rex Wigney, Cleveland SES Group, recognising 45 years of service. · Alex Johnson, Redland Bay SES Group, recognising 15 years of service. · Jason Atherinos, North Stradbroke Island SES Group, recognising 15 years of service. SES Meritorious Service Medal · Anthony Daniels, Redland Bay SES Group, recognising 45 years of service. · Jason Atherinos, North Stradbroke Island SES Group, recognising 15 years of service.

Redland Bay SES Group volunteer Alex Johnson was awarded Queensland Volunteer of the Year at a regional SES Awards ceremony.