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Auxiliary Adventures

Operation Knock Knock

First team leader role – 7 members (3 teams) ~ 7.30am-1pm ~ 119 properties engaged, homeowners friendly & appreciative ~ QFES Media Video Interview for Facebook @ 9.30am ~ Learnings: snacks always a winner, & don’t forget the sunscreen!

*Operation Knock Knock is a state-wide, multi-agency community engagement initiative that will mobilise SES in their local communities in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of resilience, preparation for hazards, and community connectedness.*

Quick swing break!

Example data collection for QFES to identify education gaps

‘Operation Knock Knock’ Video for Queensland Fire & Emergency Services Social Media

Grovely State School Fete

SES community engagement event with the flood boat. Lightening overhead really drummed home the ‘be storm ready’ messages!! 🚨⛵️🧡🌦

Water Police Visit

Tonight’s SES training was a visit to the Brisbane Water Police ⚓️ wonderful insight into how we work together in search & rescue situations involving waterways. So much respect for these highly-skilled men and women who hold themselves to such a high standard of operational readiness ⛴🚁🚔🚨

SES Social Nite

Holey Moley Mini Golf & Netherworld arcade gaming…

30 Min Community Engagement Chat

Topics:

– How/why community engagement contributes to operational readiness

– Resources available for community engagement events

– practice iPad storm safe game & interactive flood maps

– get ready brochures

– physical assets: flood boats, atvs, vehicles etc

– Messaging: what does the public want from us & what we need to make them aware of (questions to ask, info to share – brainstorming session)

– Upcoming fetes, fundraisers & social events

– Future planning

Bridge to Brisbane 2018

Providing crowd and traffic support for the 5km start!! Bit of a rainy day, but much fun 🙂 Lord Mayor Graham Quirk stopped for a quick photo and to shake my hand and say thank you 🎩🙇🏻‍♀️🧡

White walkers were only on the 10km but it was fun to see the dinosaur!

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