Humans Of The Area – Maureen Phillpott Tomaree SES Unit Controller

Maureen at the ready to serve her community. Photo by Marian Sampson.
Maureen at the ready to serve her community. Photo by Marian Sampson.

 

WE’D like to introduce Maureen Phillpott Unit Controller for the SES Tomaree.

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As Unit Controller Maureen is one volunteer that is responsible for many things including people, running the operations, and even paying the bills.

The unit is situated in the old Corlette Fire Station which they extended with a purchased Olympic Village house to add office and amenities space for the team.

Maureen Phillpott told News Of The Area, “I joined because at the time the Tomaree SES only had 11 members, that was back in 2002 after a big storm, the team dealt with 640 jobs, then like now they need more volunteers involved to help our local community.”

As Controller Maureen has a drive to see the team well equipped and is looking for help and support to enable them to extend the storage facility.

All the modern equipment to meet the needs of the community in times of distress is seeing the Tomaree SES team hard pressed for space.

“I could see a need and was sure that I could contribute something, it was 13 years later that I became Controller, making me responsible for everything in the Unit,” she said.

As Unit Controller Maureen would love to see more volunteers and possibly a volunteer grant writer for the unit to help make the organisation more able to help those in need.

Maureen and her husband had previously volunteered with the Fire Brigade with Maureen in the Ladies Auxiliary, it was changes at the Fire Brigade that saw them both become members of the SES.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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