What is the SES?
The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer based organisation that is designed to empower people to help themselves and others in their community in times of emergency and disaster. The basic concept is one of self-help and mutual assistance within each community.
The SES has a role for people with a broad range of skills and expertise. Roles are available in rescue (many different aspects), administration, communications, stores, welfare and other areas.
The SES may become involved in preparing for and responding to many different types of disasters and emergencies including cyclones, storms, floods, crime scene/forensic searches, searches for missing persons, transportation incidents, various types of rescues and providing support to police and other emergency services.
Training includes topics such as first aid, search and rescue, map reading, leadership and vehicle and equipment operation. There are many training areas that SES members can undertake to prepare them to provide and perform activities such as agency support, incident management, flood response, search, storm response, various types of rescue, traffic management aerial observation, community education and many more.
By becoming a member of the SES you will learn new skills, form new friendships, gain valuable qualifications, have fun and be active as part of a team. Successful and committed SES members earn respect within the community.
As a member of the SES you will be working with a great group of like-minded people.