The award-winning Bundaberg SES Unit have had a successful year and finished off 2021 with a bang, securing yet another accolade just before Christmas.
The organisation was recently recognised in The Commissioner's Award for Excellence for their continued display of leadership, direction, inclusiveness, guidance and support to the community and for providing exemplary emergency service response to significant events.
The team was awarded a Highly Commended in the Adaptive category at the 2021 Commissioner’s Award for Excellence held at Kedron yesterday.
It comes after the group took out the prestigious Commissioner's Cup for 2021 as Unit of the Year for Queensland just one week after taking home the Regional Unit of the Year award earlier in the year.
Local controller Keiran Galey said the most recent award event saw the team bring along two new members to showcase to the community.
“As you may have heard this year we have taken a new approach to our Christmas recruitment campaign with two honorary members, Eli and Innes the elves,” he said.
“Eli and Innes took the opportunity to connect with many of the dignitaries who were in attendance.
“Special thanks to Commissioner Greg Leech, Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing, Assistant Commissioner Andrew Short, Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan and State Emergency Service (SES) Director Brian Cox, (all pictured below) who took time out of their busy schedules to recognise and congratulate the representatives from the Bundaberg Unit on such an outstanding achievement.”