On the weekend Friday July 23 to Monday July26 Kalbarri SES hosted a Off Road Driving and Off Road Vehicle Recovery course at Kalbarri with 11 students from Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Northampton and Geraldton. The conditions for this course were ideal with lots of recent rain providing plenty of water crossings, mud and boggy tracks. The students spent 2 days learning the ins and outs of off road vehicles and driving techniques then 2 days of theory and practice of recovering bogged vehicles. The courses were informative and enjoyable with everyone looking forward each day to getting back to their lodgings to wash off the mud, have a hot shower and get into dry clothes!
Fortnightly training has recommenced on Tuesday nights with the next session being on August 3.
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS DINNER
On July 18 Crown Casino held a dinner at the Kalbarri Golf Club for emergency responders involved in responding to Tropical Cyclone Seroja. It was a great night with fantastic food, several interesting speakers and a band. The Kalbarri SES unit was represented by all our volunteers and partners who had great time. Many thanks to Crown and all of the people involved in arranging this event.
Prior to attending the Crown event Kalbarri SES volunteers met at the unit headquarters where District Officer Tim DALWOOD presented medals to several members:
Loni Visser: State Emergency Service Long Service Medal (10 years service)
Noel Visser: State Emergency Service Long Service Medal (10 years service)
Sue STRAND: State Emergency Service Medallion (5 years service)
Henrik STRAND: State Emergency Service Medallion (5 years service)
Phi TUFFIN: State Emergency Service Medallion (5 years service)
Well done to all.