SES is a large team and many volunteers work behind the scenes as radio or computer operators, in administration or incident control, planning and logistics.
During prolonged incidents, SES volunteers can even provide catering services.
Equally important is the safety education role of SES.
Volunteers actively promote prevention and preparation measures in visits to service groups, senior centres and homes, local business and schools.
SES volunteers come from all walks of life, all backgrounds and all professions.
In fact, the main thing SES volunteers have in common is a desire to make a contribution within their community.
The benefits of becoming an SES volunteer are immense.
Volunteers have many opportunities to develop new, nationally recognised skills, form new friendships, accept high levels of responsibility and enjoy the team spirit of a tightly knit unit.
If this sounds like something you would like to be involved with, contact your local unit via the information block.