SES life membership awarded to Cr Geard

L-R Brighton SES members Danny Pross, Peter Geard and Ryon Smith
Picture: Luke Bowen

Congratulations to Councillor Peter Geard, OAM ESM JP FAIES who was recently recognised for his extensive work with the SES, receiving the SES Life Membership Award.

Since joining the Brighton SES in 1976, Peter has been an integral member of the unit. This award will cement him as a SES Honorary Life Member upon resignation or retirement. “I must mention the wonderful support not only from the SES family but my wife Jannene, who fully supports me and also gets involved with helping the SES unit and community,” said Peter. “I too am extremely proud of our two sons: Simon who is an ambulance intensive care paramedic and Andrew who is a career firefighter with Tasmania Fire Service. They are also both members of Brighton SES.”

Currently, Peter is a unit manager and trainer but also held previous roles in a South Region SES training capacity and within the SES Volunteers Association. His recognition comes after years of attending local and statewide calls outs for flash floods, high winds, vehicle accidents, evidence and missing person searches, animal rescue and assisting in fires.

Peter has attended the Natural Disaster College in Victoria and completed four deployments to help in Queensland with cyclones, floods and storms. He is also a director of the Australasian Institute of Emergency Service Tasmanian Division.

What a feat, congratulations Peter on your significant achievement!