SES has busy month

They were so professional and made me feel at ease. - Brenda Junor

BENDIGO State Emergency Services had a busy month in December, attending a total of 58 jobs. 

More than half of the jobs were for fallen trees.

Brenda Junor, of Junortoun, said she had called the SES three times in the past two years, once for a large tree limb that fell onto a fence in her backyard. 

"I called the SES because I'm too old to remove something like that and my husband is disabled," she said. 

"Five SES volunteers came to remove it.

"They were so professional and made me feel at ease.

"I was very impressed.

"It was dark so they set up these big bright lights.

"One person got to chainsawing the limb, while the others worked to remove other parts. 

"I hope I don't have to call them again this year.

"I feel like a frequent flyer calling so much."

Spokeswoman Natalie Stanway said State Emergency Services were called to 17 fallen trees, 21 fallen trees that were causing a traffic hazard, 10 damaged buildings, six assistance another agency, three rescues and one other. 

"Most of those jobs were from last Saturday when there were storms," she said. 

"We had 40 calls that night.

"We are now well into storm season, so we ask everyone to inspect trees on their properties.

"Families should also make sure trampolines are anchored down."

Bendigo SES are currently recruiting. Email bendigo@ses.vic.gov.au to find out more. 

Like Bendigo SES on Facebook to get information on how to prepare for storms; go to www.facebook.com/pages/Bendigo-SES

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