Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Volunteer Is Dedicated to the SES

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Volunteer Is Dedicated to the SES

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IT'S not fame or money that motivates State Emergency Service deputy controller Dave Bennett.

It is simply the desire to help people a that's what makes his 10 years of voluntary service stand out.

And it's not done half-heartedly either.

Speaking to the Daily News on New Year's Day, Mr Bennett (or Benno as he's known) was dressed in his SES gear, just in case the crew was called out to help at St George.

He must feel as though he lives in the orange uniform these days, after completing a straight 48-hour shift helping with the Warwick floods last week.

Reflecting on his decade of service, the efforts at The Gap in Brisbane in 2009 sticks in his mind as one of his biggest missions.

aWe spent five days to a week there tarping and cleaning up.

aIt was the sheer size of the operation at The Gap storms that makes me remember it.a

The successful search and rescue of a teenage girl missing on a local property also sticks with him. …

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