Kris Conroy rewarded for doing the SES job he loves

Kris Conroy shows off his quad bike skills having been presented with an award for outstanding leadership and commitment to Bribie SES. Photo:Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Kris Conroy shows off his quad bike skills having been presented with an award for outstanding leadership and commitment to Bribie SES. Photo:Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

FOR Kris Conroy his role with the Bribie Island State Emergency Service group is a rewarding one.

He doesn't mind an early call for a job and he relishes the opportunity to get out into the community and assist people.

What has made his role even more rewarding was receiving recognition at the Brisbane SES week award ceremony on November 17.

Kris was awarded for outstanding leadership and commitment to the Bribie Island State Emergency Service Group.

"It's nice to feel appreciated. I've been with the SES now for more than 10 years and this is the first award I've received," he said.

"So it's very humbling because at the end of the day we basically do it for the satisfaction of helping others. to be recognised for it is a bonus.

"Sometimes you think 'oh my God why am I getting up at this time of morning to go out and help people', but the satisfaction you get from it is well worth it."

Kris lives at Sandstone Point and works as a business development manager for Marsellos Pike Real Estate in Morayfield. He joined the SES after hearing about it through a friend.

"Through high school I was involved with the student forum, doing things with the Leukaemia Foundation and 40-hour Famine, that sort of thing," he said.

"I was looking for another way of helping the community and one of my friends at the time was with the SES and that's how I found out about it and joined."

He has been the group leader at Bribie SES for more than a year and said the opportunity to be part of the group had taught him valuable skills.

"I've come out of the SES with great leadership skills. I've learnt chainsaw operations, flood boat operations and working with heights," he said. "There are a lot of nationally recognised qualifications I've got at the moment because of SES."

And Kris isn't planning on giving up his volunteer role anytime soon.

"It's one of those things that you either love it or hate it and I love it. I enjoy being out there helping others, it's very rewarding," he said.

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