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Department of Corrective Services – Wellness Day
The Department of Corrective Services invited the SES to participate in their staff wellness day at Casuarina Prison on 29 April. Three members of the SES attended and had a stand where they were able to advise Corrective Services staff on preparation for natural hazards such as storms, cyclones and flooding. Further to this, information on SES Units near to their residence was provided to those persons who were interested in joining the SES or other emergency services.
There were a number of other stands which covered many areas including health, chiropractic, massage, and the mens shed.
Representing the SES were Rockingham-Kwinana Volunteers Dave Beard, David Price and Gordon Hall.
In the 2014 season the SES responded to 91 storm related incidents across Western Australia. The SES Volunteers, and other services, attended more than 1163 requests for assistance – roof damage, fallen trees and flooding. The Volunteers contributed more than 3225 hours attending to the community needs.
The SESVA had hoped Government would approve a campaign to provide guidance for the Western Australian Community in relation to Winter Storms and Public Safety.
DFES have issued two documents that they have emailed to the regions and SES Units. These give the Community some guidance and information in relation to the Winter Storm season that commenced on 1 May.
Please see these attachments
SES VOLUNTEERS MARCH IN PERTH ANZAC PARADE
SES Volunteers attended ANZAC dawn services throughout the State followed by many breakfasts and marches in WA towns and cities. In Perth, organised by Ash Smith, a contingent of 25 SES Volunteers marched in the 2015 Perth Anzac parade. Other Emergency Service contingents included Fire and Rescue staff, Fire and Rescue Volunteers and Bush Fire Volunteers. FES Deputy Commissioner Steve Fewster took the salute. Another great job by WA SES Volunteers supporting their community and the many Service Personnel both present and past.
Perth march led by SESVA President Gordon Hall
(Australian Flag),Ant Rees of Bayswater SES (the WA Flag) and Kylie
Griffin of Cockburn SES (the SES flag).
Editors Note - Please send us pictures of your Units ANZAC Day Activities to firstname.lastname@example.org