The volunteers at Canning South Perth SES kicked off 2017 in style at the City of Canning’s New Year’s Day Concert and Fireworks. Each year this community event attracts over 12000 people to the Shelley foreshore to enjoy live music, delicious food and a dazzling display of fireworks.

Canning South Perth SES was in attendance to respond to any emergencies that may have arisen. Our unit had two foot patrol teams who were a visible presence on the Shelley Beach Foreshore to assist with communications between the public and the event organisers. With the support of the Shelley Sailing Club, we also had two boat teams who worked on the beautiful Canning River to ensure river users had a safe and uninterrupted view of the fireworks. Our SES activities on the day were coordinated by our dynamic Operations Team.

Overall, the event was a great success, with the SES assisting to maintain the safety for all families and community members in attendance. It was also a fantastic opportunity for our volunteers to engage with their local community. Canning South Perth SES unit looks forward to continuing to support the City of Canning and the City of South Perth throughout 2017.

Some of our friendly Operations Team

Two of our volunteers enjoying the fireworks

New Year’s Day Concert and Fireworks