Flinders Power donate rescue equipment

SES: The North Region covers around 90% of the state and calls on around 700 volunteers as needed.
SES: The North Region covers around 90% of the state and calls on around 700 volunteers as needed.

Rescue equipment from the decommissioned Leigh Creek Coalfields will find a new home with emergency service volunteers in the states north. 

Flinders Power are donating $60,000 worth of equipment, including breathing apparatus’, a rescue trailer with hydraulics, hazard material boxes and fire blankets.

State Emergency Service Commander for the North Region Trevor Arnold welcomed the boost which comes during one of the busiest times of the year.

“The SES workload has been increasing each year and the demand for our services has seen an increase in the number of call outs that our volunteers need to leave their normal lives to attend,” Mr Arnold said.

“SES North Region volunteers responded to more than 2000 call outs last financial year and even provided assistance to interstate agencies.

“This is incredibly valuable equipment that has been well maintained and will certainly enhance our capability to respond in a range of situations. We are always looking to upgrade our smaller units and community response teams.”