TRAINING DAY: Biggenden PCYC ES cadets with Health and Training Officer James Dwyer in front of the fire truck at Evolution Mining on Saturday at Mt Perry.
TRAINING DAY: Biggenden PCYC ES cadets with Health and Training Officer James Dwyer in front of the fire truck at Evolution Mining on Saturday at Mt Perry. Contributed

Cadets are hands on at mine

BIGGENDEN PCYC Emergency Service Cadets made their annual journey to Evolution Mining's Mt Rawdon Mine at Mt Perry on Saturday to learn about emergency training capability at the mine site.

Organised by Health and Training Officer, James Dwyer cadets had the opportunity to look through a fire truck, ambulance and learn about emergency procedures at the mine.

Cadet leader Moira Thompson said being a working day at the mine, one of the new young cadets was thrilled to see "the big Tonka trucks driving back and forth" in the distance.

"The cadets had to count to ten when they underwent the mandatory breathalyzer test,” she said.

"They thought it was pretty cool.”

The cadets were fortunate to access the North Burnett Transport Service bus for the drive to Mt Rawdon.

The unit now meet on a Thursday afternoon after school at the Biggenden SES shed.

Mrs Thompson said there are now 15 cadets including four new ones.

"With our new starting time we can still accommodate school bus students,” she said.


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