This week members of the Singleton State Emergency Service (SES) Unit were able to return to face-to-face training following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
On Wednesday night SES members trained together for the first time since lockdowns began after the March floods.
Several new members joined the session, setting up a height safety kit for the first time.
During the months of meeting online the Singleton Unit was not inactive. Apart from the Putty land search, the town has still been affected by some storms, and members have also travelled to worse hit regions, such as Armidale and Coffs Harbour in October.
Both Armidale and more recently Coffs Harbour have taken a battering from severe hailstorms - something Singleton knows about having itself been hit by a very destructive storm in December 1996.
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