The capability of the Mount Isa State Emergency Service's four-wheel-drive ute and storm trailer has been enhanced thanks to a $5000 Community Grant provided by Council.
The grant was provided to the Mount Isa SES last year and went towards buying new shock absorbers and leaf-spring suspension for the ute, raising the clearance of the storm trailer by several inches.
This height increase means the ute and custom-built trailer, which the SES have been using for the past couple of years, can now drive to a greater number of sites or in conditions it previously wouldn't have been able to travel in.
Mount Isa SES Group Leader Chantelle Muston recently visited Council Mayor Joyce McCulloch and Council.
"The aim of it is that it can also be used by the police or the firies, if they need it," Mrs Muston said.
The trailer comes equipped with a variety of supplies, equipment and tools that can be used in emergency situations, including a chainsaw used for clearing away fallen trees after a storm and a lighting tower that enables SES crews and emergency services officers to work at night.
Cr McCulloch said that with round two of Council's Community Grants and Major Events Sponsorship programs open as of February 1, now is the perfect time for local groups and organisations to get their applications in.
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