Adjournment: Bribie Island Emergency Services Expo - 3 May 2018

4 May 2018 9:00 AMSimone Wilson Adjournment: Bribie Island Emergency Services Expo - 3 May 2018

Mark it in your diaries - Sunday 14 October 2018






I urge everyone to mark this date on their calendar—Sunday, 14 October 2018.

This is the date that the Pumicestone electorate will proudly be hosting the Bribie Island Emergency Services Expo for 2018. As the leading expo of its kind in Queensland, the Bribie Island Emergency Services Expo exhibits our emergency services of both land and water with organisations across local, state and national bodies supporting and participating in this terrific event. Today saw the first coordination meeting for the expo and I am delighted to say that the plans are already well underway to make this expo bigger and better than last year. The dedication and hard work of these organisations, many of which heavily rely on volunteers, cannot be overstated. Their commitment to educating our community on the importance of our emergency services and preparing for our fire and storm seasons is honestly second to none, and to all involved I say thank you.

In just a matter of weeks we will be celebrating National Volunteer Week, so what better time to show our appreciation to all volunteers who work tirelessly to bring this expo together than a barbecue luncheon during this week. I know that I cannot wait to attend and say thank you on behalf of our community. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Pumicestone community, and that in particular is evident in our very own Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island.

VMR is one of the many wonderful hardworking volunteer groups in the community, fostering and promoting boating safety amongst locals and the boating public as a whole, and I am proud to be its patron. These men and women, who dedicate their time unpaid to support not only our community but the many who visit our beautiful electorate, do so to provide a rescue service with the sole goal of saving and preserving life at sea. Just last week I caught up with the members and local residents as VMR opened its doors and boats to give locals a tour of their lifesaving facilities. It may only be May, but the excitement and anticipation already is building for October’s expo and I warmly extend an invitation to all members of the House to come to Pumicestone on 14 October to see firsthand our terrific emergency services in action.