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Tassie SES workers help Mount Tamborine clean-up

Tuesday February 5, 2013 - 10:57 EDT

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers from Tasmania are continuing to help with the clean-up at Mount Tamborine this week.

Parts of the Gold Coast hinterland were hard hit by torrential rain and strong winds last week, with many residents forced to live without power and water for days.

Volunteers who were involved in bushfire operations in Tasmania last month are now lending a hand.

Crew leader Anthony Dick says he hopes the SES will continue to grow.

"Oh we're always after new members, we've always got people coming and going, different people stay for different periods of time for different reasons but there's always an opportunity for people to volunteer for the SES or the fire [service] or the other emergency services, so wanting to help the community in that way," he said.

"They often learn a lot of skills that they use within SES but most importantly they use in everyday life.

"It helps them further their career or get themselves a better job, all the training provided is competency-based and recognised nationally, so it's portable between industries ... so that's another thing they can gain by being part of the SES."


- ABC

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