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Auxiliary Adventures

Halloween Landsearch – Intergroup Exercise

Nudgee Boat Ramp. Radio Operator in IMT.

Ferny Grove School Fete ~ Northern Group ~ Community Engagement

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 🧑

Fire Station Visit

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!πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸš’πŸ”₯πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸš’

β€˜Get Ready Week’

Busy day out with the SES πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸš’πŸ”₯πŸšπŸ›  #GetReadyWeek

Who put that up there?! Oh right, the wind did!! Secure all loose outdoor items & keep that garden tidy 🧑 #GetReadyWeek

Photog πŸ“Έ Faye Gibson 🌻

Hmmm yess, I can see you didn’t bring your deck chairs inside before the storm and they are now in your living room via a broken window 🧐 Is there a tarp & rope in your emergency kit?! #GetReadyWeek
Did I mention about that emergency kit…? Don’t have one get one. Got one, check it for expired items!! πŸšπŸ› πŸ§‘ #GetReadyWeek
Do you want more infos? We have flyers, broshures, magnets, mints, bags, torches, and even wooden spoons!! GETREADY.QLD.GOV.AU #GetReadyWeek 🌻
Chatting with Rebecca and Craig from ABC Radio QLD about our wonderful My Resilient Schools program!! πŸ“»πŸŽ™πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«

Riverfire

Police Operations Centre (POC) at Police Headquarters in Roma St, Brisbane. Completed Radio Operator communication and administration duties (with mentor).

Urban Rescue Training Exercise

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

β€˜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 β€˜be storm ready’ messages!! πŸš¨β›΅οΈπŸ§‘πŸŒ¦

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