SES Volunteer's Association of Western Australia Incorporated

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07/10/2023 – SESVA Newsletter for October 2023

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From the President

Hello to you in the land and state of opportunity.  Funny enough, many opportunities are earned and not just given to many of us.  An opportunity for an SES Volunteer is to improve impact outcomes on their and other’s lives in communities not only here in the West but also around Australia. Many Australians and people from overseas see what the SES does in response to major and minor natural disasters. 

From the Secretary Desk

Our most well attended AGM in recent years!!

More than 40 SES volunteers were at Crown Perth for our Association AGM on Sunday 10 September with Greg Cook returned as President for a further two years

Kalbarri SES News

The school holidays have been quite eventful for the Kalbarri SES volunteers and their fellow emergency service responders with challenging callouts to 4 Ways Gorge in the Kalbarri National Park.


Nominations for Awards

SES Volunteers are encouraged to nominate an eligible SES member for the Australian Hon- ours Meritorious Service Awards and acknowledge the achievements of those who act as role models, make a difference, achieve their best, or have put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others.

Vale Josh Gardner

Josh arrived in the Midwest full of life, and if you know Josh full of noise, a big beaming man 6’ 4” high and, as he said, most looked up to him, and he liked that. He took life on head first, he was never frightened to accept the difficult challenges just to see how far he could take himself.

Midwest Gascoyne Ex – 2023

SES Units from the Midwest-Gascoyne took the opportunity once again to come together to uphold the long-held tradition for taking on a challenge to learn and practice skills — the SES Regional Exercise

My Unit – Geraldton-Greenough SES.

In 1984 the Geraldton Civil Defence Unit was faced with a membership of only three. Natural disasters were affecting the Western Australian community more frequently and the volunteer emergency service had to change with the times.

Safety News 

WorkSafe has become aware of risks arising from a lack of maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at workplaces.

An AED is a piece of first aid equipment designed to be used by any person, with or without training, to provide a quick and effective response to cardiac arrest. Without treatment, a cardiac arrest can be fatal within minutes.