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Cowra SES Unit Welcomes New Trailer

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

Steph Cooke MP with Cowra Shire Council GM Paul-Devery, Chief Superintendent Southern Zone Commander Ben Pickup, Cowra Shire Council acting Deputy Mayor Ruth Fagan, and members of Cowra SES Unit

The NSW State Emergency Service’s (SES) Cowra Unit is delighted to take ownership of a new General Purpose Trailer to bolster their operational efficiency in storms and floods.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke handed over the keys of the trailer to volunteers at a ceremony held today.

“Following prolonged rain and flooding across the State, this trailer is a welcome addition to ensure our volunteers are well-equipped to respond to any emergencies or requests for assistance,” Ms Cooke said.

“The trailer will provide a much-needed boost in transporting items such as sandbags, tools, water, food and medicines to communities across the Central West.”

Valued at approximately $10,200, the trailer is the newest asset to the SES’ fleet through the Fleet Replacement Program.

Commander of the Cowra SES Unit Raymond Johnston said volunteers will utilise the trail-er in their everyday operations.

“This addition to our resources with its increased payload will make a vast difference to our members’ response times,” Mr Johnston said.

“We will be able to respond to multiple requests for assistance without having to return to reload between tasks.”

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