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TO THE RESCUE: Neil Coulter, operations controller Sue Brown, Raymond de la Porte, Sheyne Paul, Judy Balderie and Jason Balderie.
TO THE RESCUE: Neil Coulter, operations controller Sue Brown, Raymond de la Porte, Sheyne Paul, Judy Balderie and Jason Balderie.

NORTHERN Rivers residents are being asked to wear something orange next Wednesday. (And it's not because the Bhagwan Rajneeshies are coming to town.)

Next week is National SES Week and as everyone knows the service's volunteers wear bright orange suits.

The community is being asked to show its support for the volunteers who help people in trouble when disaster strikes by going orange for the day.

In the past 12 months the 530 SES volunteers from the Richmond and Tweed region have responded to 782 call-outs for assistance.

NSW SES Richmond/Tweed acting regional controller Kaylene Jones said it was important for the community to recognise this tremendous effort.

"Not only have our volunteers helped flood-affected communities, but they've also assisted people in times of storms and other emergencies," she said.

"National SES Week is an opportune time for the community to say thank you to the men and women of the NSW SES who have sacrificed their time from family and work to help people in need. It's also a good time for people to consider joining the SES to give back to their community."

According to NRMA research, one in 10 people in NSW have called the SES for help during severe weather.

The NSW SES has around 10,000 volunteers across the state from all walks of life. Volunteers range in age from 16 up to 80 and can be involved in any activity from flood rescue to tarping roofs, clearing fallen trees and educating communities about storm and flood safety.

National SES Week, November 12-18, is celebrated each year by state emergency services across Australia as a way of congratulating the 40,000 volunteers nationally for their hard work and dedication to helping people in times of need.

To find out how to become a NSW SES volunteer call 1800 201 000.

Come and have a look

The Lismore SES Unit and Lismore Council will have a community education display at Lismore Square on Thursday, November 15, from 8am-2pm. The council will be displaying its new 'My Road Info' website which is an essential tool for looking at road conditions in times of flood and other emergencies.


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