The State Emergency Service (SES) forms a part of Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) which is a Division of the Queensland Government's Department of Community Safety (DCS). State Government and Local Government maintain an important partnership in assisting SES volunteers to provide a valuable volunteer emergency service to their local communities. The SES is a volunteer organisation and designed to help Queensland communities in times of emergency and disaster. Each year the SES receives thousands of calls for assistance. SES volunteers care about their communities and are not paid for the great work that they do. EMQ/SES Unit provides support to SES volunteer Units, Groups and members throughout the State.