Logan emergency volunteers are celebrating as they gain access to a new public relations trailer and 17 portable global positioning systems.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen presented the trailer and GPS device to the Logan State Emergency Services in Beenleigh last night.
“The fully funded Australian Government equipment will greatly benefit local SES members during emergency situations,” Mr van Manen said.
“These portable systems will help the SES save more lives and provide quicker assistance to distressed victims by reducing search times and providing a detailed record of search locations, areas covered and evidence sites.
“The Logan SES unit has over 120 active volunteer members. This new trailer will help educate residents in the community and raise the profile of the SES and the work they do to reduce the effects of disaster.
“Providing a portable presence at events and emergency situations will keep our community informed so we can better prepare for an emergency situation.
“I’m so pleased that this project has been delivered and that Australian Government funding has gone towards keeping our community safe.”
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the Australian Government fully funded the purchase of both of these projects, providing nearly $10,000 to each.
“This funding is another example of the Australian Government’s commitment to delivering productive community infrastructure for communities across Australia,” Mr Briggs said.
“This project delivers on a 2013 Government election commitment.”
The Logan City State Emergency Service comprises five groups covering the city of Logan including Beenleigh.
With Jim Ferguson- Disaster Management Officer 9 SES Local Controller
Taken at the Beenleigh SES Depot with members of the Logan State Emergency Service