SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia (Incorporated)

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12/04/2021 – Cyclone Seroja SES Operation

TC SEROJA DEPLOYMENT – SES Volunteers  from across the metropolitan are this morning heading to the north to assist following the impact of  Cyclone Seroja.

SES Volunteers, Vehicles and equipment  from the following Metropolitan Units have been sent:

  • Serpentine Jarrahdale SES 
  • Swan SES
  • Gosnell’s SES
  • Kalamunda SES
  • Armadale SES
  • Belmont SES 
  • Mundaring SES
  • Bayswater SES
  • Stirling SES
  • Northshore SES
  • Wanneroo Joondalup SES

Sunday elements from the Communication Support Unit and SWORD were redeployed.

Kalbarri and Northampton bore the brunt of ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja last night as it slammed into WA’s mid-west coast, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Homes have been destroyed and 26,000 residents have been left without power after the cyclone made landfall as a category three storm about 8pm, bringing wind gusts of up to 170 kilometres per hour.

The fast-moving storm tore roofs off houses damaged numerous buildings and infrastructure.

A major SES operation is in full swing and the SESVA we provide further information when known.

SES Volunteers recieving briefing before departure
SES Vehicles packed and ready to depart

09/04/2021 – SESVA Training Initiative

Training Ideas

The SESVA is expanding the training initiative we commenced at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic.

We produced some training ideas for Unit Training Managers to help them with Unit Members training during the lock down period.  Now, we are expanding this initiative and hope to include many new ideas for training.

The start is a selection of Team Building exercises.  These can be found at

If you have an idea for training, and wish to share it with other SES Volunteers, please contact the Secretary –

SESVA One Association many issues

08/04/2021 – SES Fleet News

GRU Urban

The SESVA has received the following advice from AC Delavale on the status of the GRU Urban.  “The GRU Urban PAT acceptance has been received and endorsed by myself ready for DC Operations approval.

Once this is finalised, we will engage the relevant Units scheduled to receive a GRUU.  The front winching capability requires further research for a solution which will feedback to the PAT.

Apart from that recommendation I think we are almost there.  A few points as a follow up on the Local Managers meeting: 

  • The GRU Remote evaluations continue and a decision on suitability will be made based on the feedback.
  • A will initiate a bus concept in the coming weeks. Once supported I will call for a PAT however, I see this as an simple off the shelf product”
SES GRU sample vehicle
Sample SES Bus

06/04/2021 – From the SESVA President

From the SESVA President Greg Cook

WOW Day is Coming. Don’t forget who we are and be proud.

Celebrate your greatness and your heart to be part of the greater orange family. We are a national family that stands tall, not only in times of emergency but in all times as a leader through choice. We in the community are all indeed impressed by you.

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.

You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physis to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. (Martin Luther King Jnr.)



SESVA President Greg Cook