Over the past 12 months, SES volunteers across the state have attended more than 680 incidents helping Western Australians through some of the worst natural disasters in the State’s history. These incidents include Category 5 cyclones, destructive hailstorms, Kalgoorlie earthquake and assisting at the Toodyay bushfires.Gosnells SES volunteers make themselves available twenty four hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist and protect others. Gosnells volunteers have been sent throughout WA and even interstate.
Our main role is assisting Gosnells and other metropolitan communities in times of need. But this year when major events occurred, we have travelled to the North West for cyclones, gone to Victoria to assist with storm damage, only to return and do the same role two week later, to name a fewThen there are the countless hours we spend training and educating schools, community groups and members of the public, about how to prepare and respond to a range of natural and man-made disasters.
National SES week give the community the chance to recognise and formally thank volunteers for their commitment and dedication to making our State and local communities safe.A team of SES volunteers, including two volunteers from the Gosnells unit will be in action, demonstrating their advanced rescue skills on Perth’s iconic Bell Tower on Wednesday 10 November.
Local celebrities will also try their hand at abseiling with the volunteers.Giant thankyou cards will be available for the public to sign at the Bell tower between 7 and 10 am on Wednesday, and at shopping centres. These cards will later be presented to local SES units.It is worth remembering that volunteers would not be able to make this commitment without the support of their families and employers.
Training with the SES is open to men and women, of all ages over 18. Contact the Gosnells SES on 9459 8015 to find out more about becoming a volunteer.