Help your local SES

The Lismore City SES is having an open day and recruitment drive this Sunday, February 26, and is looking for anyone who might be keen to join to come along and boost their ranks. You can bring the whole family, enjoy a rescue demonstration and a play with the equipment, have a free sausage sanga and see if volunteering with the SES is for you.

The SES is a vital organisation during times of flood or disaster with members helping to patch roofs during storms, search for missing persons and perform flood boat rescues. However there is also behind-the-scenes work that is just as vital including administration, ordering resources, organising people and even cooking for the troops.

They are desperately in need of new people to help with the workload they face on a weekly basis.

"The SES is a great way to learn new skills… life skills that can be applied in everyday life and in future careers," Richmond Tweed Region controller Simon Gregg said. "If you are a person who loves to help your community and enjoys working in a supportive team environment then the SES has a lot to offer you. Being a part of a community group such as the SES is a proven way to form long lasting, lifetime relationships," he said.

The Lismore City SES open day runs from 10am to 2pm and everyone is welcome. The unit is located on Brunswick Street, right opposite the Rescue Helicopter.

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