Annual General Meeting 2022
SESVA President Greg Cook spoke to his report which is available to SES Members on request. He noted the SESVA has been enjoying the benefits of less formal meetings with DFES which have produced positive results for all parties.
Greg acknowledged the Volunteers’ contribution of countless hours of community service across WA and extended thanks to all 64 Unit Managers and SES Volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
The SESVA has been focused on providing a facilitated response to the Combined Emergency Service Legislation Activities. A Local Managers Legislation Workshop was held in early July and it is intended to release an Options Paper that reflects SES Members’ desired direction.
The SESVA is providing support to the upcoming National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Perth on 22 and 23 October 2022 and has worked hard to reintroduce multi region exercises, with the recent Eneabba Exercise and Dryandra Exercise both proving to be a great success.
The SESVA also continues to be active with the National SES body and its advocacy roles within the Federal government and representative bodies such as Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council