Touching down at the Blackwater Emergency Services Day on Sunday the 18th of July, the Rescue300 helicopter caused quite a stir amongst spectators. The excited crowd waved us in and eagerly awaited the thumbs up from the crew to approach. Once given the go ahead they all made their way over to explore our helicopter up close. Chatting with our crew provided attendees with a fantastic insight into the role our service plays within the community and the impact that it has on so many lives each year. Representatives from Blackwater SES, QLD Ambulance, QLD Fire & Rescue Service and QLD Police were also on hand to explain how they work together to keep the Central Highlands community safe.
Our appearance at the Blackwater Emergency Services Day was proudly sponsored by our long term supporter BMA. Capricorn Rescue’s Operations Manager Kirsty Wooler said “Over the past 25 years our partnership with BMA has gone from strength to strength, having a significant impact on the Central Highlands community.
We both share a strong focus on strengthening the regional health network across Central Queensland and value the opportunity to promote our partnership and educate the community on the important role each of us play within the region at great events such as this.”
Having run every second year since 2018, the Blackwater Emergency Services Day is the result of many, many hours of planning and coordination by volunteer event organiser Louise Lommerse. Louise is passionate about the safety of her community – “being able to showcase the first responders and provide information and education to those that attended means that Blackwater has a safer and more resilient community.”