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Emergency Response Volunteers

S.E.S.-State Emergency Services- DFES - Busselton

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What does the State Emergency Service do?

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers play a significant and vital role in helping to ensure their local communities are safe. SES volunteers serve their respective local communities on a voluntary basis by undertaking both operational and non-operational roles.

Volunteers are trained and equipped to carry out a range of activities such as those listed below. Responding to natural disasters including:




*tsunamis and earthquakes

Responding to emergencies including: *land searches; *vehicle rescues (in specified areas); *vertical rescues; and *cliff and cave rescues. *Working with the community to prepare for storms and minimise the risk of damage. *Providing support to other emergencies around the state.

In some areas the SES also has specialised response teams including: *Communications Support Unit (CSU); *Mounted Section (horses); and *Canine Unit.

What volunteer roles are available? Volunteers undertake various roles according to their abilities, interests, and what they are comfortable with. The different SES volunteer roles are listed below. *Community safety and education *Temporary repairs to buildings and homes *Map reading and navigation *Communications *Search and rescue *Flood response *Vertical rescue, cliff and cave rescue *Road crash rescue (in specified areas) *First aid *Logistics *Welfare *Administration *Social and digital media *Unit marketing and public relations


  • Covid-19 vaccination
  • National Police Certificate *
  • Others

Depending on the level of involvement volunteers must be prepared to undertake training in all areas of search and rescue techniques.

Volunteers actively promote prevention and preparation measures in visits to service groups senior centre and homes, local business and schools.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Location

    Busselton WA

  • Time Required

    Flexible and on-call short notice. Training is Monday evenings in Busselton,6:30 pm to 9pm.

  • Training

    Monday evenings, 6:30pm to 9pm. Training is provided depending on the area of volunteering

  • Reimbursement

    Will be discussed

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