Did you see the SES in action in Merimbula after the recent hailstorm?
It took them a few days to get through all the requests for assistance, even with support from neighbouring SES units.
However, as Patricia Daly, NSW SES Eden unit’s acting commander explains, these visible field activities are just part of what SES volunteers do.
“SES members are probably best known for climbing on roofs and cutting down trees – we know these field roles are not for everyone,” she said.
“Locally, as well as new field members, we are very keen to find new members to form an Operations team, who support field teams by answering phones, operating the radio, using SES computer systems to task jobs to teams, organising lunches, keeping track of the accounts, etc. If you can do any one, or more of these, we would love to hear from you.”
An SES information night is to be held at the Merimbula RSL on Wednesday, January 16, 5.30-6.30pm. Head along and find out more about field and operations roles.
There will be time after the presentation to ask questions. If you are ready, you can apply on the night and start your training immediately.
Contact Patricia Daly on 0458 737 160 to register your interest. If you can’t make it, visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au and complete an online application form, or call Ms Daly to discuss a unit visit.