Two Rocks SES seeks volunteers for operations centre

Two Rocks SES members doing night training.
Two Rocks SES members doing night training.

THE Two Rocks State Emergency Service, which will become fully operational in February, is looking for operations centre volunteers.

Following a year of training and acquiring rescue equipment, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has authorised the group to start operating from February 5.

SES members are on standby 24/7 to support communities in emergencies such as fires, casualty rescues, missing person searches, storm damage repairs and emergency evacuations.

“Our 27 trained members take on these active and physical roles of serving the community,” Two Rocks local manager Max Ross said.

“However, that doesn’t happen in isolation and supporting the field teams is a local operations centre (which will) direct the field teams based on community need at the time.”

SES members doing basic general rescue.

Mr Ross said the operations centre would liaise with other agencies and operations spanning 24 hours or longer usually required about three or four volunteers.

“We are looking for up to nine new members to be a part of the new Two Rocks emergency services operations centre,” he said.

Volunteers would need to live in Two Rocks or Yanchep, within 15 minutes of the operations centre, retired or home most of the time and willing to help the community and learn skills.

Uniforms and training will be provided. Email adminofficer@tworocksses.com.au.

SES volunteers train for doing a search.