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SES leaders gather in Tamworth

By Catherine Clifford, Friday July 26, 2013 - 23:32 EST

Around 40 volunteers from the Namoi State Emergency Service are gathering in Tamworth this weekend for an SES leaders conference.

The leaders are meeting at Tamworth Airport to discuss how they handled the region's emergencies over the last 12 months.

SES Namoi Region covers 55,000 square kilometres from Quirindi in the south, to Guyra and Walcha in the north, and west to the Pilliga.

Acting Region Controller, Andrew Galvin, says it's been an active and busy year, with two significant storm events for volunteers.

"We had two major storm events throughout the Namoi Region with the first, of course, on December 3 was the Tamworth hailstorm and we were able to channel resources very quickly to that and complete all the jobs we received within 36 hours," he said.

"Then, we had the Namoi storms, on January 13, which involved over 200 jobs."


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