Operational Roles

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Rescue Volunteer

 

This is the most common role across the SASES as it relates to the majority of our emergencies; including flood, storm and extreme weather.
 

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A trained Storm and Flood Damage Volunteer responds to incidents resulting from storms, including water damage, and takes measures to prevent injury and death, and mitigate property damage from storms and floods. Once trained, you can expect to respond to any one of the following activities:

  • Securing damaged building and structures, including damaged roofs.
  • Safe removal of fallen trees or trees posing risk to property and/or life.
  • Rescuing injured or trapped people resulting from storms.
  • Maintenance and use of storm response equipment.
  • Working in a team, including leading and assisting other emergency services (i.e. CFS) and SASES units.
  • Promote SASES amongst the local community and educate the community on the dangers of storm damage, including flood.
  • Road Crash Rescue.
  • Vertical Rescue.
  • Marine Rescue.

 

Fill out the Volunteer Registration Form or call 1300 364 587 for detailed information on hands-on SA SES volunteering opportunities in the SA SES.

Benefits of Volunteering

Skills

Challenge yourself by learning new skills in chainsaw operations, land search, vertical rescue and much more.

Training

Receive free, nationally recognised training including First Aid, Certificate III in Public Safety and much more.

Experience

Receive real world experience out in the community to help you with your career aspirations or just to do something different.

Community

Give back to your local community and help them in their time of need. You can also help build community resilience through educating your neighbours on how to prepare and respond to severe weather.

Team Work

Become part of a dynamic team environment and meet new people.  Train together on a regular basis and build valuable relationships.