WOW DAY: Wear Orange Wednesday to support SES Volunteers
(Donna (middle left) with her DFES and SES colleagues photo: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times)
Donna; Former SES volunteer in Walpole, DFES training coordinator and CPSU/CSA member
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) celebrates the great work State Emergency Service volunteer do in WA!
We asked member Donna, a former SES Volunteer in Walpole and now a Training Coordinator with DFES, her thoughts on the important work SES workers do:
“SES volunteers are critical for the state, especially in small rural communities.
They do important work in assisting Police in land searches when people go missing, during fire season and now going into storm season.
Today, I’m in Nannup wearing my orange overalls to recognise the work SES volunteers do for the community, and I’ve already had people come up to me asking if there’s a job on!
I’m happy to spread the word, because a lot of the SES work is done out of the public view, so the public don’t necessarily see the hard work behind the scenes.
A lot of people don’t think they have enough time to get involved in SES, but it only involves a bit of time and some training and the rewards are endless. It brings communities together and you’ll create lifelong friends.
SES volunteers help save lives every year and today we thank them for their hard work.”
For more info, check out the WOW Day website.