Recruitment for members at Faulconbridge

11 Aug 2010

The Blue Mountains State Emergency Service (SES) is currently looking for new volunteers living in the lower Blue Mountains to be part of their storm and flood response team.

“Being a volunteer in the SES is a great opportunity to learn a great variety of skills, help your community and make new friends”, states SES Controller Costa Zakis.

“Our volunteers are trained to national standards in disaster rescue, storm response and flood operation.”

Mr Zakis continue “We train in a variety of skills from chainsaw operations to map reading and communication skills.”

Whilst the SES is responsible for responding to storm and flood events, the volunteers also become involved in assisting other emergency services in times of need. The Unit has in the past assisted the Police in search and rescue events as well as the Rural Fire Service and National Parks in support roles during major bushfires.

With this need, the SES is looking for residents who wish volunteer their time and train at their Faulconbridge Facility.
If you are 16 years of age or over and would like to know more about joining the SES, you are welcomed to attend an information night. at the SES depot in Sir Henrys Parade Faulconbridge at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th August.

For more information call Peter Green on 0414 195932 any evening or visit our website