STAYING SAFE: Local SES crew members (from left) Trudy O’Grady, Jenny Rodgers, and Chris Blythe are prepared for the storm season.
STAYING SAFE: Local SES crew members (from left) Trudy O’Grady, Jenny Rodgers, and Chris Blythe are prepared for the storm season. David Nielsen

Wild weekend highlights timely SES message of safety

IN THE wake of violent and destructive weekend storms, Ipswich State Emergency Service (SES) members have issued a timely warning on storm safety.

The Ipswich SES group brought the important message to Ipswich Art Gallery visitors as part of the Rescue exhibition.

Ipswich SES area controller Arie van den Ende said the family-focused exhibition was a great way of teaching children how to stay safe during emergencies. "Kids are usually really enthusiastic about learning what to do during storms and other disasters," Mr van den Ende said.

"We're here to teach them things like not to stand under trees or near windows during storms, lessons that they can put into action."

Education could help to prevent many accidents, he said.

"This exhibition is also good, because sometimes it can be hard to reach adults, but children often drive the message home to their parents," he said.

The interactive Rescue exhibition opens daily from 10am to 5pm, and will run until Monday, January 28.



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