BRISBANE – A man who was killed in a freak accident in central Queensland was a State Emergency Service volunteer who worked tirelessly during the 2010-11 floods.
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Matthew Stevens, 28, was killed when a fire truck that he was underneath ran over him, the ABC reported.

The tragedy happened on Friday night about 6.30pm at the fire station at Theodore, 170 kilometres west of Bundaberg, when the station’s crew are understood to have responded to a callout while Mr Stevens was working on the truck’s chassis.

Local residents said that as an SES volunteer, Mr Stevens had worked around the clock when Theodore was flooded in December 2010.

He helped others evacuate their homes, even as his own home was going under water.

All officers involved in the incident had been offered counselling and support.

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