#GetReadyWeek had all of the QLD state emergency and disaster agencies working side by side to prepare our local communities for storm season… with ambassador JT!! 🏈⛈☔️⚡️
Notes. Attended by: SES, QFES, RFS, QAS, DMO, BCC, Red Cross, Lifeline, Bunnings, TMR, ABC Radio w/ Rebecca Livingstone (10min interview). 5x late primary school groups (10+ kids)’ 3x kindy age groups, public on way to/from work. Focus on storm messaging, some bushfire.
Today, I was incredibly honoured to receive a Brisbane Region SES Week 2019 award for special contribution to the State Emergency Service through leading the implementation of community engagement strategies for Brisbane City SES Unit!! So very grateful to the many SES members who have directed my enthusiasm and passion over the last few years (which I know can’t have been easy at times)! I am especially proud to have received the only award today specifically noting community engagement. Thank you so much to whomever sent in a nomination! 🥰🧡🎉
Brisbane Northern SES group visit to the QLD State HAZMAT unit to learn about their functions. Station Officers took us through the site, educating our members on their role in supporting firefighters with specialty equipment when chemical, radiation, or biological issues arise. Their unit tests and reconditions all of the hazmat suits, breathing apparatus, and scientific firefighting equipment for the whole state.
Operationally speaking, the QLD HAZMAT unit deployed to Townsville to help with the cleanup in the floods at the end of last year, was a part of the teams activated during the G20, and can also be found at any incidence of house fire or gas leak in Brisbane.
Their team of expert scientists, who are also firefighters, liaise with state, federal, and international agencies to ensure that Queensland is up to date with all of their policies and procedures, keeping us as safe as possible! We all learned a lot and we’re grateful to extend or knowledge of the QFES family!
Just completed 20hr/2day shift at the State Operations Centre (SOC) shadowing the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the current QLD bushfires.
Absolutely honoured to be in the room where the top brass were making the BIG decisions for this historic fire event, coordinating as they affect several communities across the whole of QLD.
It was a phenomenal learning opportunity that puts me in a position to better assist with or deploy to any disaster event in the state to help with PIO roles such as information/warnings, media liaison, & community liaison.
Thank you to all our wonderful agencies working together to minimise the fire disaster impacts, to all those involved in the massive effort that is controlling the current fires, and to those maintaining the business as usual activities (that don’t just stop when disasters hit)!! Heroes, the lot of you!! 🧡
Many, many thanks to my encouraging and knowledgeable mentor, Trevor Doyle, and fellow trainee, Moreton PIO, Michelle Bowker for all the help and tips!! Look forward to working with you in the future!! ~ AB🌻
(Approval sought for posting photos from inside SOC – yes, I was on the news!)
Wear Orange Wednesday for volunteer week celebrating everything SES with our new STORM HOUSE resources!! #WOWDay
Helped organise a mini golf team building night for my fellow Brisbane Northern SES Group people! Hope everyone had fun doing the tap tap tapping ☺️🧡⛳️⚡️ #PutterSelfie #StolenGolfBallSelfie
Tin rattle AM shift crew! Raising money for our Brisbane Northern SES Group Support Club so we can do fun training activities and fund the resources we need to function operationally 🧡
Not gonna lie, it got a bit CRAZY on this month‘s podcast. With a RETRO theme, the gang discussed all things that made them who they are today, pop culture wise, of course!! With a variety of ages celebrating their childhoods from 1970’s to early 2000’s, we did a ton of reminiscing, and maybe a little arguing, about who’s generation had it best!! From Tintin to Crash Bandicoot to Pokemon to Tomb Raider to Youtube, no pop culture milestone was left unturned. #90skidftw
Talking about how good magazine and mailing lists (like actual mail) were to find out new bands or games from the reviews and DEMO DISKS!!! Aw man. ALSO, how much I dislike video gamer streamers and that there is now a generation who is being raised by them….. *rant* lol
Luke dropping the truth bombs about back in the day going to blockbuster and garage sales picking up random games and movies and not knowing anymore than the blurb on the back. No trailers, no internet. The absolute joy in finding a totally random and new… ahh the memories… Luke, our English friend, if you read this, it has been wonderful having you join us on your backpacking journey. Stay in touch, brother!!!
May thanks to Jeremy, Ray, Krishna, Felix, Oliver, Claire, Luke (and the popcorn gallery) for joining us on the pod!! Special thanks to Jacob for bringing along his fancy microphone for me to trial… hope the sound is sounding great!! 🙂
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Thx all ~AB&DrPM
Round table discussion from the best and brightest pop culture minds that Brisbane has to offer!!
January 2019 guests – Jeffery, Jacob, Claire, Yugen, Krishna, Brad, Shaun, Liam & Jeremy.
February 2019 guests – Brad, Ray, Shaun, Jacob, Felix, Jeremey, Claire, Krishna, & Liam.
Playing, watching, and/or reading each month.
New Years Geeky Resolutions.
Little bit of pop culture news, little bit of rumour.
Movies or books we didn’t really like the idea of but then learned to love ❤
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Splish splash training at SES tonight ~ Flood boat familiarisation, put a life jacket on in the water, did some full PPE laps, and then learnt how to use a back board to pull someone out! Trainers really out did themselves 🧡 #yachtsoffun #whateverfloatsyaboat #keepingitreel 🌊👩🏼🚒⛵️ ~ 📸 by Christy Ccg & Nicole
Pretty cool to be working in the same building that my Poppa Lionel used to work in when he was a police inspector!! SES radio operator for the New Years Eve celebrations in Brisbane City 🎙🎉 Just watched the 8.30pm fireworks from multiple angles on big screens 😍🎆🎉🧡
Join us on a very festive podcast this month as we talk about all of the nerd things we want for Christmas from Santa, and what we have been reading, watching, and playing. Thanks to Ray, Sean, Brad, Jeremy, Shaun, Oliver, Felix, Claire, Jacob, Krishna, CJ, & the peanut gallery for sharing their pop culture lives. Happy holidays everyones!! ~ABx
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And some duckies…
Hearty thanks to our fav NZ comic book friend, Michel, for taking us on a fantastic, fireworks filled, tour of his Auckland home!! 💙 Tonight, we learned that Guy Fawkes night is celebrated in NZ 😍 you can by buy and set off fireworks… anywhere. anytime 😱 no big deal!! It was like Merry & Pippin at Bilbo’s birthday party and it was the most brilliant first night on our #hobbitholiday 🥳
Pop Culture Podcast Crew: Jacob, Liam, Felix, Brad, Claire, Amanda, Sean, Krishna, Oliver, ‘redacted’, Paul, & Jeremey!!
– Happy 4th Birthday to us!!
– Our Favourite Halloween Movies & Spooky Pop Culture Characters
– Wheel of Time Amazon TV Series (Fantasy Book Series)
– Rockstar 100hr Crunch Brag
-What we have been all reading/watching/playing this month!!!
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Thanks for tuning in!! Chat soon ~ ABx &DrPM
Team Leader. First event run mostly on my own. First time face painting, went really well with the Halloween theme (I really need practice!). Constant stream of families with kids wanting to dress up and climb aboard the flood boat. Lots of discussion about storm season. Minister for Agriculture & Local Councillor both stopped by for long chats! Lots of fun 🧡
Joined tonight’s Monday night mystery exercise visiting the Kemp Place Fire Station in Fortitude Valley!! So interesting to find out more about what skills the firies would most like us SES to have (chainsaw and flood boat), to hear some war stories, and learn about their functional capabilities across the state – from bushfires to road crash rescue to the inner city student accommodation false alarms!👩🏻🚒🔥👨🏻🚒
Police Operations Centre (POC) at Police Headquarters in Roma St, Brisbane. Completed Radio Operator communication and administration duties (with mentor).
Chats with Amanda, Brad, Jacob, Felix, Claire, Sean, Paul, Krishna, Michel & Ray about what they have been reading/watching/playing in the last month of pop culture, and what they are exited for at Oz Comic Con Brisbane. Also a discussion about the latest news in comics. Bat-Wang. It happened. #MayContainTracesOfNudity