Mundaring SES wants new blood


SES volunteers use sandbags and plastic sheeting to divert stormwater.
SES volunteers use sandbags and plastic sheeting to divert stormwater.

MUNDARING State Emergency Services is on a recruitment drive for “local knights and maidens in orange”.

Local manager Robbie Palmer has put the call out for more community volunteers.

“If you enjoy working with people, helping others, working outdoors, lending a hand or have skills using tools and equipment, then you can do this,” he said.

“You would provide an essential service in your community; there is a role for everyone.”

The SES community will match volunteers with skill sets and provide supervised training.

“Because we train using the DFES training programs, you will acquire excellent skills with which to do the jobs you need to do,” Mr Palmer said.

These include learning how to use tools and machinery, navigational aids, radios, rescue and search techniques, first aid, health and safety and traffic management.

Annual camps are held to practise and refresh skills in a team environment, along with social activities and outings throughout the year.

To find out more, visit dfes.wa.gov.au, Google Mundaring SES or call Mr Palmer on 0417 908 129.