New group prepares for disasters

cccig mar 14 (Medium)Cooloola Coast Community Information Group is made up of a committee of local people such as – Police, Ambulance, Rural Fire, SES, Coast Guard, Gympie Regional Councillors, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, business owners, community groups and community members to cover the townships of Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove, Goomborian and Neerdie in times of disasters or emergencies.

In an emergency or disaster the group will operate from the Tin Can Bay SES shed on Snapper Creek Rd, Tin Can Bay and be linked to the Gympie Regional Council Disaster Centre, as an information centre for the Cooloola Coast area and can be contacted on 5486 4483 or Gympie Regional Council on 1300 307 800.

The Chairman of the Information Group is Terry Steele.  Terry has a huge amount of experience with time spent in the Army,  the SES, Emergency Service Coordinator at Maroochy Airport and he has also worked in the Department of Emergency Services.

Our next meeting will be on March 4, 2014 at the SES Shed, Tin Can Bay at 9.30am.