$5000 boost for emergency crew

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
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Emergency service volunteers in Port Hedland received a boost when a mine site 90km south-east of the town donated $5000 to the group.

The SES donation came from the NRW Holdings Altura Pilgangoora lithium mine after the site won an internal competition based on its second-quarter safety practices.

NRW health, safety and environment manager Jamie Gould said all NRW projects were scored on their monthly key performance indicators and the top projects were acknowledged for their health and safety with a donation to a charity of their choosing.

Mr Gould said the site felt it was important to give back to the community and for the funds to go to a vital service for the town.

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“During the second quarter of 2019, the NRW site at Altura Pilgangoora achieved the highest score across the NRW Civil and Mining group, and the site employees wanted to donate the $5000 award back into the local community,” Mr Gould said.

SES Hedland commander Keith Squibb said it was fantastic to have industry support emergency services.

Mr Squibb said the donation would be a massive help for the Hedland unit and would go towards upgrading the SES’ operations centre.

“We’ll upgrade our technology in our operations centre, which will give us a better visualisation of the incident we are managing at the time,” he said.

“From an information-gathering point-of-view, it makes planning and the operation better, and you have the information there and it is clearly displayed.”

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