State Emergency Service
The state emergency service is a
volunteer organisation that provides
emergency help during natural
disasters such as
floods, tornadoes, storms etc. The
State Emergency Service is also the
primary agency for emergencies such
as storm damage, flood
damage, building damage, traffic
hazards and road crash rescue.
The history of the SES
The Civil Defence Service began in
1955. They changed the name to
”State Emergency Service (short
formed : SES)” during the 1970s. Every
state and Territory in Australia has
been helped by the State Emergency
Service. There are 43,000 volunteers
spread across the country. The SES is
one of the many public safety
The SES provides assistance to local
communities in times of need.
Because every community is different
every SES unit is slightly different set
We will save the
The SES will save peoples lives from floods, storms, tornadoes, car crash
and traffic hazards.
•SES units are able to go to school and talk about natural disasters.
•Paddy platypus helps the State emergency service during natural disasters
•Tropical cyclones are relatively uncommon to NSW
•Tropical cyclones are low pressure systems
•The wind is defining the feature of the tropical cyclone
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• SES is responsible for storm in NSW.
• SES is educating people protect themselves
from natural disasters.
• Storm safety program is resources help you
manage storm risks.
• Many people properties across NSW
are affected by dangerous floods and there
have been avoid deaths due to flooding.
• SES has developed a Home Floodsafety toolkit plan to reduce
damage of property and reduce risk.
• The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue
service dedicated to assisting the community. The volunteers has
229 units located throughout New South Wales. The units comprise
of approximately 10,000 volunteer members.
• SES responsibilities are for flood and storm operations, the SES also
provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of
• This includes road accident rescue, vertical rescue, bush search and
rescue, evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other
forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats.
• The NSW SES is made up of a wide diversity of
people who volunteering to assist their
communities in times of flood, storms and
• NSW SES volunteers come from each
contributes to the NSW SES and their local
• The volunteers need to be fully trained and update
• You also receive nationally accredited competencies as
the NSW SES is a Registered Training Organisation.
• The NSW SES volunteer learn the skills to help your
local community. The volunteers' help communities in
managing floods or storms and to help people in other
• There are dangers for volunteers when there is flood
and storm. Volunteer need to be trained, educated and
update their skills.
• SES volunteer there is 10000 people who are
well-trained professionals to help the
• To become a volunteer you need to be aged
18 and over. Some volunteers from age 16 but
there are restrictions on their training and
• There are 43,000 people in the community
who are involved with the SES.