Community Engagement

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SES) is committed to assisting the community to build their resilience to floods and storms. Through education and awareness people can increase their capacity to deal with extreme weather events.


Get in touch with the SES Community Engagement team to find out how we can help you with your upcoming community event.  We can assist in a number of ways including providing advice and support to help you prepare and plan, how to get ready for bad weather and even understanding your flooding risk.


Staying connected and having insightful conversations in our community is a great way to plan and prepare for emergencies.


Information that a presentation may include:

  • Being prepared for floods and storms
  • How to respond and recover from these events
  • How to call for SES response.
  • The role of SES in emergencies
  • Specialized equipment demonstration 
  • Local risks
  • Historic flooding in the area
  • Protecting your family and property
  • Understanding BOM Flood Watch and Flood warnings
  • Having a home emergency kit


To request a SES representative to attend your event please fill out this our Request for Community Safety Engagement form.


Information for Schools

FloodSafe for Schools


The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) in collaboration with all Australian States and Territory's State Emergency Services, have developed a national Natural Hazards Safety Program , utilising characters from the Li'L Larrikins cartoons to deliver safety messages to children aged 5 to 12.  Further teaching resources are being developed in line with national curriculum standards for the program. little larrikins logo

The Emergency Management Australia (EMA) provides national leadership in the development of measures to reduce risk to communities and manage the consequences of disasters. They also conduct an extensive program of education and training.

The EMA website includes a section designed especially for use by schools. It is a comprehensive resource on Emergency Management for Australian students and teachers from late primary school to late secondary school. It contains many generic lesson plans, images, history, links and other information for learning about all aspects of emergency management.

If you would like further information visit the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) for Schools website.

If you would like Paddy and the FloodSafe team to visit your school contact the FloodSafe Co-ordinator.