“This is the thanks we get”: Volunteers call out the “mindless lowlifes” who have plastered their rescue vehicle with mud while they worked
- Logan City SES, Queensland, posted photos of an answering car covered in mud
- The caption read: “Your five-minute swing with mud has added more time to our cleaning”
- Responses to the post threw the vandals as “mindless” and “disrespectful”
- Wild weather in southeast Queensland kept volunteers busy this weekend
Vanadals who have plastered a SES rescue car in mud are slammed shut as ‘mindless’ and ‘disrespectful’.
Logan City SES in Queensland posted images on their Facebook page with a response vehicle covered in mud at the Loganlea boat ramp.
Volunteers had been working when they splashed their vehicle with thick mud on the driver’s side of the car.
“It is a shame that this is thanks to Logan City for receiving SES members from some members of the public,” the caption says.
Logan City SES, Queensland, posted online images of a response vehicle covered in mud at the Loganlea boat ramp (photo)
‘It is incredibly sad to know that they think creating more work is a laugh for our volunteers.
“For this person, your five-minute mudslop has just added more time to our cleaning … time away from our loved ones. So thank you. “
The post attracted a wealth of indignant responses in the comments, with a lot to offer to help the volunteers remove the sludge from their car.
“I would offer to clean it for you. But it seems that many other people beat me to it and I see that you have already done it. Heart-warming to see that so many people support you ‘, is one comment.
“Only a few idiots are needed to temper your mind. Do boys. The community is behind you, just as we know you have ours.
‘It is disappointing to know that there are people with such a lack of respect, we volunteers give our time free and sacrifice our free time to give back to our communities. I am sorry that your group was the target of idiots, “is another message.
They endorsed the post: “It’s a shame that this is thanks to Logan City for receiving SES members from some members of the public. It is incredibly sad to know that they think creating more work is a laugh for our volunteers’
Other comments were much grim for the vandals.
“I hope their house is under water and on fire,” says a message.
SES volunteers in South Queensland were kept busy last weekend with heavy rain, big waves and harmful winds that flooded the region.
Logan volunteers attended calls to tar tarred damaged roofs and sandbag houses in flooded areas.
SES South-East regional manager Wayne Hepple told Yahoo News Australia he believes that the mud came from another vehicle that was driving through a large mud field next to the SES car.
“Queensland Fire and Emergency Services believes it was an isolated incident. SES volunteers provided training at the time, “said Mr. Hepple.
“Since the beginning of February, SES crews from the Southeastern region have responded to around 820 requests for assistance. The majority of these requests concerned leaking roofs and to offer sandbags, after heavy rainfall in the region. “
Many reactions to the post beat the heartless vandals as “mindless” and disrespectful while offering support to the volunteers