Ceremony honours SES members
IN A two-part ceremony conducted in Gatton, members of the local SES were presented with medals, and their new headquarters building in Links Drive was officially opened.
Those receiving National Medals were Gary Dorr and Roslie Pitt of Gatton, and Dawn Carrillo from Laidley.
Meritorious Service Medals were presented to Gregory Spann from Forest Hill and Mark Sweeney from Gatton, while clasps to the medal were awarded to Dawn Carrillo, Roslie Pitt and Gary Dorr on Thursday.
National Emergency Medals, established by Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of the 2011 floods, were presented to Mark Mazzaferri and Aussie Phillipsen.
Representing Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey, the director of SES Support Services Peter Jeffery said it was heartening to see all three levels of government joining forces to provide the $380,000 needed to refurbish the building.