With interactive demonstrations by groups like Volunteer Marine Rescue, State Emergency Services, Queensland Mines Rescue Service, Queensland Police Service and Rural Fire Service Queensland, as well as the chance to jump in the pilot seat of RACQ CQ Rescue’s Bell 412 helicopter, this is one event you don’t want to miss.
With over 5000+ attendees expected at the 2019 Emergency Services Day, it’s shaping up to be one of the most popular annual events in Mackay supporting and showcasing the region’s vital emergency services.
Lots of fun and entertainment.
This fun and educational event will showcase the region’s vital emergency services,
acknowledge our volunteers and promote effective disaster relief resources.
Harrup Park Country Club is home to the Mackay Cricket Association and AFL Mackay. With over 20,000 members, a Bistro, Coffee Shop, Bar and Deck, 200 Machine Gaming Lounge, Dedicated Function Centre and Six Sporting Ovals, Harrup Park is Mackay’s Leading Leisure Destination.
Entrance to the event via the Croquet Club on Juliet Street.
Parking via the Bridge Road entrance to Harrup Park onto Oval 10 and at the Vigoro Grounds.
What a wonderful community event this Emergency Services Day is. Thank you to RACQ CQ Rescue for putting it together.
RACQ CQ Rescue is an organisation that is now part of the very fabric of our community. To have this vital service delivered professionally with modern equipment gives us a level of confidence that we would now find it impossible to live without.
We live in Mackay because we love it, but living in the North Queensland tropics means we can be tested from time to time by severe weather events.
The clear message is as always: we should not be alarmed - just prepared.
Mackay Regional Council runs the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) which I chair, and Council has full time staff employed in an Emergency Management team. Our goal is to ensure that organisations, businesses, residents and visitors to our region are prepared to endure whatever emergency threatens our community.
We do that by providing all the information needed through the new Emergency Management dashboard on our website or via our Emergency Action Guide.
Council’s Cyclone Saturday in December focusses of course on cyclone preparedness and is always very well supported. We are very pleased to take part in events like this inaugural Emergency Services Day, organised by RACQ CQ Rescue, because we know that a community that knows what to do when the going gets tough is a community which will survive.
It is fitting this event is being held a little over 12 months on from Cyclone Debbie and before the end of the current storm season. Our Emergency Management team will be on hand to answer any questions as well.
Congratulations to RACQ CQ Rescue for the initiative.
Mayor Greg Williamson
Mackay Regional Council
A massive thanks to our partners who help make our event possible.
The Fitzroy Australia Resources business has world class metallurgical coal assets and infrastructure in the renowned Bowen Basin of Central Queensland. Their world class team is passionate about their industry, their resources and the future.
The cornerstone of Fitzroy Australia Resources is an adventurous character that is open to challenging industry norms, driving success and responding to adversity and set-backs with intent and persistence. With current operating assets and an exciting pipeline of organic growth opportunities within the portfolio, the Fitzroy Australia Resources business is steeling itself to execute on the objective to become an industry leading metallurgical coal business.
Without your help, we literally couldn't get off the ground.
Your RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter is community-funded and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Without RACQ CQ Rescue, many lives would be lost or changed forever.