Dinner recognises emergency services

A dinner hosted by the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel last month acknowledged the work of Ceduna’s emergency services groups and personnel.

Board and management of the hotel invited emergency services groups and their families to a dinner sponsored by the hotel, in appreciation for their work and time given to the community.

Members of the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) and Country Fire Service (CFS) in Ceduna were present at the dinner, while members of the State Emergency Service were also hosted on another night.

About 40 people were in attendance for the CFS and SAAS affair.

CFS Western Eyre Group officer Mark Hewitson said the groups were grateful to the hotel for hosting these dinners.

“Everyone who attended this event wish to thank the board and management of the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel for their generosity, not only for this dinner but also for the continued support they provide to the entire community,” he said.

“We were chuffed the hotel recognised what we were doing in the community.”

Mr Hewitson said the groups were always on the lookout for new volunteers, but said they managed with what they had in their ranks.

“Having emergency service personnel available with our communities to assist and protect individuals in times of need is a key factor to the well-being of our community and visitors,” he said.

“The majority of emergency service personnel here in Ceduna are volunteers who give up a large amount of time to attend emergencies at any time of the day or night.”

Mr Hewitson reminded people that coming up to fire danger season that they should keep their homes and yards tidy, while those in rural areas should also have their bushfire action plan in place.