The SES assists the South Australia Police (SAPOL) in land search operations and traffic management and plays an important support role to the Country Fire Service (CFS) during major bushfires.
SES members – which currently number around 1700 – also devote considerable time helping raise the community’s awareness of a range of natural hazards.
SES volunteers have saved the lives and property of countless South Australians since the early 1960s when it was known as the Civil Defence.
Over the past 50 years the SES has morphed into a highly trained, responsive and effective emergency service agency with a key role in ensuring the safety of all South Australians.
To become a volunteer with the SES, phone 1300 364 587 or visit the Join the SES page.