Forbes State Emergency Service (SES) Unit is inviting residents to an Open Day on Saturday, 15th February from 10am to 2pm at Lions Park.
NSW SES core role is storms and floods. Forbes SES Unit also specialises in rescue work such as road crashes, flood rescue, vertical rescue and large animal rescue. This Open Day is a great opportunity to see the other roles that SES play within the community.
If you are considering joining a volunteer organisation this is a good opportunity to find out what the SES is all about and it is a chance for Forbes SES to show the public the range of volunteer work that they do.
Not many people realise what joining the SES offers and how it caters to almost all ages and abilities. Whatever your fitness level, background, skills or training, you can contribute to the Unit in many ways.
Not everybody wants to join to do field or response work and there are many areas that members can contribute including operations management, communications, training, administration, logistics, community education, catering, equipment and vehicle maintenance.
The Open Day will give everyone the chance to talk to the local Forbes SES Unit Volunteers and see demonstrations on how to prepare your property for storm damage, flooding as well as general rescue work.
If you would like further information, please contact the Forbes Local Controller, Roc Walshaw on 0429 036 465 or come along on the day and see what it is all about.