Dangerous storms are the most common natural hazard in Australia. On average, storms cause more damage and destruction than cyclones, earthquakes, floods and bushfires. However, you can take a few simple steps to prepare your home for storms. Follow the tips in the video below and for information visit dfes.wa.gov.au/wintersafe/storm
If a storm has badly damaged your home and you can’t safely fix it yourself, SES volunteers are there to help. If you need our assistance call 132 500.
The SES is painting the town ORANGE for Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 23 May 2018 and we want you to join in the fun. We encourage everyone to wear orange on 23 May 2018 to celebrate and show their support of the hard work and dedication of SES volunteers.
A number of iconic locations across the State will be lit up in a magnificent orange in support of the SES volunteers, including the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, Parliament House, Yagan Square and Perth Concert Hall. Why not also take a drive by the Swan River in Nedlands to see how the Eliza Statue is showing her support?
Some say being an SES volunteer calls for ‘blood, sweat and tears’ … and our volunteers take it literally! We are very proud to have participated in Red25 the group donation program of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service where organisations across the country work together to achieve 25% of the blood donations needed by Australia. Our volunteers not only generously donate their time during emergencies, they have also contributed to the 192 donations of blood products from the WA SES Red25 team that helped save 576 lives in 2017. Phew… what a tremendous effort!
To find out more about donating blood or to get involved with Red25 visit http://www.donateblood.com.au
Are you curious about volunteering with the SES? Are you interested in being engaged with your local community and meeting like-minded volunteers? Or do you just want to know more about life in the orange overalls?
Click on the ‘Join Us’ link above to find out more about volunteering with the Canning South Perth SES unit, including the details on our upcoming info night for new recruits in February.
The volunteers at Canning South Perth SES started 2018 with a bang at the City of Canning’s New Year’s Day fireworks event.
Each year this community event attracts around 15000 people to the Shelley foreshore to enjoy live music, delicious food and a dazzling display of fireworks. This year SES foot patrol teams, boat teams and an operations team joined the fun – working together with other emergency services to ensure the safety of the families and local community members enjoying the fireworks.
Canning South Perth SES unit looks forward to continuing to support the City of Canning and the City of South Perth throughout 2018.
In a bushfire every five minutes counts, especially the next five minutes. DFES launched a new campaign this weekend, and together we’re asking everyone to take five and check… ‘Are you Bushfire Ready?’.
Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year. The single biggest killer is indecision. To survive a bushfire you must be prepared to make your own decisions. Having a five minute Fire Chat is a great first step to protect your family, as well as using the new Bushfire Preparation Toolkit to help you plan.
The SES provides support to career and volunteer firefighters during large scale bushfire incidents, so many of our volunteers have experienced the harrowing experience of bushfire. We encourage everyone to be prepared. For these tools and more information visit ‘Are you Bushfire Ready?’ today.
Today is Daffodil day, Show your support for Cancer Council this August by hashtagging #DaffodilDay and showing us your pin, your Dougal bear, your dedication, or simply your smile. Get involved and help raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention, support services and advocacy. https://www.daffodilday.com.au/