SES Volunteer's Association of Western Australia Incorporated

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04/11/2020 – SESVA Newsletter November 2020

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From the President

So the seasons are changing and sympathies to the hay fever suffers amongst us.  
These seasonal changes expand on our remarkable SES flexibility. We will again demonstrate our capability to manage the summer storm, the coming northern wet season and the assistance that will be required for the coming fire season.  It’s so great to serve in Orange because of the diversity of skills required to support our respective community needs.

Toodyay SES

On Saturday 10th October 2020 the official opening of the extensions and upgrade of the Morangup Emergency Facility occurred. (The building is a colocation facility with the Morangup Fire Brigade and the Toodyay SES).
The building was initially the fire brigade station, and in 2014 it was expanded with funds from DFES to house the SES Unit, which had recently been formed.  In 2020 the station had a much needed upgrade.

Meet Your Regional Representative

Region: North East
Scott Campbell
0467 157 291
Scott works as a management consultant, primarily focussed on business improvement in the mining and defence industries.

 SES Awards

The SES Awards for 2020 were presented on Saturday evening 17th October at the WFES Conference Dinner held in the Crown Ballroom.
The Awards were:

Youth Achievement Award
Jeremiah Peters from Mt Barker Unit

Team Achievement Award
Winner: Newman SES

Peter Keillor Award
Winner: Tania Millar Mandurah SES

Congratulations to all winners and finalists

SESVA looking for:

Grant Writer:

Funding to operate the SESVA so we can effectively advocate for the SES Volunteers of Western Australia is always a problem, and in order to assist us overcome and/or reduce the issue we are asking for assistance from someone who has a professional background in grant writing.


The SES Volunteers Association is seeking a Lawyer who can provide occasional pro bono advice and other services.

James Regan Remembered

On Monday, 26 October 2020 FES Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM met with James Regan’s father and brother in Geraldton to personally present James’ memorial medal from AFAC (the Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire and emergency services).
James was selected to have his name permanently included on the National Emergency Services Memorial wall in 2019. The service is held in Canberra each year and honours the courage and sacrifice of  emergency services members who have died in the course of their duties.

COVID-19 Safety Plan Inspections

This is a clarification of Operational Circular 61/2020 which directed Operational Personnel must undertake COVID Safety Plan inspections to assist in monitoring compliance with the Emergency Management Act. This direction remains in force.

SESVA Conference

The annual SESVA Conference for your Regional Representatives was held at the Ingot Hotel, Belmont on Friday 23rd October through to Sunday 25th October 2020.
The object of the conference is to bring all Regional Representatives together, and create the opportunity for open, honest and informative
communication regarding matters affecting SES Volunteers.