From Stanthorpe to Eromanga and everywhere in between, if a passion to help is what you’re about the State Emergency Service (SES) is looking for you to join its ranks.
SES Area Controller David Bennett said units from across the South Western region are in need of more volunteers. “While we already have a team of highly dedicated volunteers, we are always looking for new members to join us,” Mr Bennett said.
“The addition of new members will enhance our response capability and build on the excellent work the SES groups already do in their areas. If you have a big community spirit, some spare time, and are able to commit to training we strongly urge you to become a member.”
“We provide all members with on-going training, and everyone will get the chance to pick up a wide array of practical life skills, including first aid, navigation, land search and storm damage training. From making lifelong friends to supporting vulnerable members of the community, being part of the SES is highly rewarding.”
Mr Bennett said the SES is critical during disasters, with members playing a vital role before, during, and after emergencies. “The SES provides much-appreciated assistance to the community for various disasters,” Mr Bennett said.
“We are there in times of need, passionately helping the community during and after severe weather events, to search for the missing, and rescue the stranded. Members also play a big role in supporting other agencies with road crash rescues and traffic management.”
“If this sounds like something you would like to do, we want you.”
There are no joining fees to volunteer for the SES and volunteers are provided with protective clothing, training and relevant equipment based on their role within an SES Group. The Queensland SES consists of thousands of volunteers from a range of backgrounds and professions who respond to emergencies and disasters across the State.
For more information and to become a member of your local SES group contact South Western SES on 4592 5230 or if in the Toowoomba Regional Council area call local controller Robert Hall on or visit www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses for more information.