The SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA)
(The prescribed Association for SES Volunteers in WA)
"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless"
by Sherry Anderson
Welcome to the website of the State Emergency Service Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA). The SESVA was formed in the late 1980’s with the objective of providing a focus for representing the views of SES Volunteers on issues which affect them. The SESVA has developed the ability to strongly voice the opinion of the volunteers where, when necessary, to the benefit of all the Volunteers of the SES, where the action of a single Volunteer or small group would not be as effective. The SESVA represents SES volunteers on a number of committees and working groups and has regular meetings with DFES.
SESVA role is to represent the views of SES Volunteers to all levels of Government, DFES and other agencies on all matters affecting SES volunteers and the way in which we serve our communities.
SESVA Committee of Management
There is a Committee of Management to control the Association. The Management Committee consists of the following members:
Powers of the Management Committee
The Management Committee is the deliberative body in the Association with powers to make and direct policy, make, amend, or rescind the Constitution, and generally to take such actions as it considers necessary for the furtherance of the Association and its objects. The general management of the affairs of the Association is vested in the Management Committee.
"There shall be an Executive Council (Executive), consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive shall take care of the day to day affairs of the Association, and may authorise payments on behalf of the Association only in accordance with the Business Rules of the Association."
SESVA Objectives & Current Activities
Augusta-Margaret River- SES
Augusta-Margaret River SES unit has been receiving stocks of new Vertical Rescue equipment. A group of the volunteers conducted some extra time at their Margaret River SES HQs transferring ropes to their Roof Safety Systems kits. The Vertical Rescue trained SES Volunteers are an integral part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) cave rescue plan.
Phillip Petersen ESM
Margaret River-Augusta SES Volunteers
Walpole SES Unit
The small group of SES Volunteers at the Walpole Unit are in a state of excitement. Their new ESL funded unit building is in last stages before handover. They are hoping the new and larger building will also attract more Volunteers from the 450 population of Walpole. Most of the unit’s activities relate to search and fire support activities.
Phillip Petersen ESM
Some unit Volunteers on a “recon” of new building.
Unit Volunteers outside the current and old building
DFES advise that the nominations for the SES Awards night are now open and close on 3 May 2017. The Volunteers Association encourages SES Volunteers to look at their peers and nomination worthy candidates in the different areas.
- Peter Keillor Award
- Youth Achiever Award
- Team Award
Please see attachments for a poster and the nomination form.
ANZAC Day Parade
Once again SES Volunteers will be joining other services in the ANZAC Day marches. As in previous years, the SES Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the Perth RSL ANZAC Day parade though Perth City. This is a great opportunity and the SES Volunteers Association is once again organising SES Volunteers who wish to march through Perth City
Please see attached notice for further details: