Bayswater SES show off skills at WA Fire and Emergency Services Academy competition


DFES metropolitan assistant commissioner Darren Klemm, with Bayswater SES team members Luan Duong, Sean O’Brien, Jane Campbell, Jo Brown, Lawrence Billson, Cary Wintle, Jason Peck, Shane Leyland, Shane Gallahar and Luke Heath.
DFES metropolitan assistant commissioner Darren Klemm, with Bayswater SES team members Luan Duong, Sean O’Brien, Jane Campbell, Jo Brown, Lawrence Billson, Cary Wintle, Jason Peck, Shane Leyland, Shane Gallahar and Luke Heath.

BAYSWATER State Emergency Service (SES) showed they were best in the state for skills involving search and rescue, storm damage and sandbagging.

More than 80 SES volunteers from 10 Perth units competed in an exercise prepare competition at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Academy in Forrestfield.

Bayswater SES won the best team award and took part in scenarios including storm damage, casualty management, collapsed building search and rescues from height.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services metropolitan assistant commissioner Darren Klemm said training exercises were vital to help SES volunteers practice skills to help keep the community safe during an emergency.

“These scenarios test their team work and individual skills, which includes map reading and navigation, tarping, working at heights, first aid and land search techniques,” he said.

He said WA SES volunteers were recently deployed to Adelaide in September to assist after devastating storms caused widespread damage and power outages.

Bayswater SES was looking for more members. Email informationandrecruitment@bayswaterses.com.au if you are interested.