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Griffith SES Unit Introduces New Deputy Unit Commander Erin Sinclair | District News

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SES Griffith’s unit was promoted to the new deputy unit commander after Tim Leidler was promoted to unit commander last year. As the post is vacant following Tim’s new post, the role has now gone to SES member Erin Sinclair, who is very excited to get into it. “I’m very excited … I support Tim in his role, but there will also be things I do like recruiting and content – managing people. I will try to take care of it so that Tim can focus on the general unit, ”she explained. Ms. Sinclair has been a member for two and a half years and says she did not initially plan to hold the position. “I didn’t really think about this side of things when I joined, but many times after joining you discover things you don’t realize … One of the skills I seem to have is good communication skills and good relationships with people in general, so I made it to my application. “” Now I’m registered with the State Rescue Council, I’ve completed these courses. I’m a general land operator, I’m a stormwater operator, and a floodboat operator for the unit. “Wear a lot of hats, but Miss Sinclair can handle She added that she will now focus on consolidating her knowledge and maintaining her skills.One of her main goals now that she is working in this role will be to increase recruitment, and the unit is aiming to recruit another 20 or 30 members by the end of the year to help go for more calls. “We are always looking for new members … we hope to attract people with different skills and experiences,” said Ms. Sinclair. “While training and meeting with everyone is fun, in re after all, we help people in society in their worst days, and that means a lot … You think of yourself that we always help someone’s dad, mom, baby. These little things just make a big difference in people’s lives. ” READ MORE She added that only that morning the unit visited the emergency room and provided the necessary comfort. “Things are as simple as holding someone’s hand. They may just think there is another person next to them who is helping. I would like someone to do the same for me and my family.” “The more people we have, the more we can help.” She encouraged everyone to think about subscribing and highlighted the flexible mechanisms that the unit can provide. “There’s always something. If you just want to save cats from the sewers, we can direct you to that. You don’t have to do everything, you don’t have to come to every training night or every call. Just come as often as you can.” Griffith SES meets every Wednesday at 7pm on the corner of Oaks and Harris Road. Our journalists make every effort to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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