Mundaring SES News Report
By Shaun Jeffery
Fires, storms and border closures – all this and more has been thrown at the volunteers of the Mundaring State Emergency Service since the beginning of 2021. However, it is all in a day’s volunteering for them.
The recent Wooroloo bushfires brought to the forefront the importance our volunteers play in the local community. The first evening of the bushfire saw the Mundaring SES unit supporting the fire fighters by running crew changes, doing traffic management at the Incident Control Centre and transporting all important food to the huge crew in attendance. A week and many callouts later, the Mundaring SES volunteers were still out and about but now assisting the community to prepare for the forecasted storms by temporary repairs on fire effected roofs and in one case removing a melted evaporative air-conditioner unit off a roof (picture).
From bushfire support missions to storm damage calls, from manning vehicle checkpoints to searching for missing people, life as a volunteer with the SES is never a dull moment. With quality training provided to all volunteers, they gain valuable skills and lifelong mates along the way.
To learn more about volunteering and what the SES does, visit the DFES website or call the Mundaring State Emergency Service by contacting Hendrik 0400 694 502.