On Monday evening, Nhill CFA hosted a social event, inviting representatives from Nhill SES, Nhill Ambulance, and the Nhill Leo’s Club. The evening, which included a meal, provided an opportunity for these emergency services personnel to mingle and discuss collaboration.
During the gathering, the Nhill Leos and their mentors presented Trauma Teddies to the CFA, SES, and Ambulance Service. These teddies are be given to children in traumatic situations, offering them a source of comfort and helping alleviate their fear and anxiety.
CFA Captain Rob Schneider expressed his gratitude, saying, “We deeply thank the Nhill Leos for donating Trauma Teddies to each service. These teddies will certainly make difficult situations a tad easier for children in distress.”
The Trauma Teddies initiative is among several community projects undertaken by the Nhill Leos Club, aiming to support and assist children in the community.
Apart from the teddy bear presentation, the evening also featured a tour of the various response equipment and vehicles used by the services. The Nhill Fire Brigade showcased its virtual reality training equipment, which allows personnel to train for different fire scenarios in a controlled environment — particularly beneficial during colder weather.
The gathering also emphasised the importance of inter-service cooperation. As many personnel remarked, their usual interactions happen during emergencies. Events like these foster stronger ties and collaboration, ensuring seamless operations when attending to those in need.
This article appeared in the Nhill Free Press & Kaniva Times, 30 August 2023.