Meet the new Officer in Charge of the Rainbow Beach Ambulance Station and the new Police Officer for Tin Can Bay and their family
A big welcome to the coast to the new officer in charge of the Rainbow Beach Ambulance, Shane Douglas and his family.
Shane has arrived along with wife and police officer Samantha, and their three children Georgia 13, Joel 9 and Lily 6.
The family have moved in from Hughenden and are loving the region after the dust and dirt of Hughenden, and come over to the surf at every opportunity.
They have found a house in Tin Can Bay which they love and said the neighbours are so friendly, just the day before we spoke, the neighbour brought in a bag of ooshies for the children.
Shane said: “It’s a new environment for us. More diverse with national parks and beaches.
“The community is very welcoming and as it is an ageing permanent population we do have the challenges of medical facilities which seems to be improving.
“There is just one thing I would like to urge residents to do – get numbers on your homes. I can’t help you if I can’t find you.
“There are very few homes with large numbers and it is very hard to find homes without them.”
He also wanted to reiterate that they can be quite busy and the best response is 000 every time.
“I might be already on a job up the beach, so if the crew from Tin Can Bay is available they will respond or then Gympie.
“At peak times the Queensland Ambulance will station another officer here during Easter and Christmas to help out.”
Samantha said: “It is a beautiful safe, laid back and relaxing paradise and not loved to death yet”
“I love the Tin Can Bay Police station. They are an extremely competent professional team of officers and it’s so good to be an officer here.
“Having worked at Hughenden with only four officers I didn’t know what it would be like here, but they know the area well and are welcoming and family focused.”
Welcome Douglas family, we are very happy to meet you.