New Rotary trailer ready to roll during emergencies

22nd December 2017 11:48 AM
DISASTER RELIEF: Rotary member Ray Boyle in front of the new rotary trailer. DISASTER RELIEF: Rotary member Ray Boyle in front of the new rotary trailer. Jessica Lamb

THE Rotary Club of Proserpine has a new emergency response trailer thanks to the cyclone recovery donations of Rotary International in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

The trailer will ensure Proserpine never goes hungry again.

Rotary member Jeff Boyle said he worked with the Lions Club at the Proserpine RSL feeding people stranded in the cyclone and wanted to make sure they were prepared should it happen again.

The $11,500 trailer was made in Brisbane and arrived in Proserpine last Thursday morning to have its first night in action at the Rotary Christmas Fair on Friday evening.

The trailer, once fully decked out, will contain a water tank, barbecue, solar panels, shade cloth, generator, battery and a fridge, and will be able to provide cold food and drinks as well as plenty of storage space for much more.

Mr Boyle said it was for use for the whole community for events or emergency situations.

"This will also be useful for things like road accidents when the Bruce is closed and people are stranded in hot cars. We can tow this out and keep everyone happy,” he said.

"If there is ever another cyclone, we will put her in the main street and feed people.”

The Rotary Club is wanting to increase member numbers and encourages anyone who wants to help the community to join.