Do you have what it takes to join the SES?

A new State Emergency Service (SES) recruitment video has been launched. 

The 90-second video, which was filmed in June and features unit members taking part in a road crash scenario, will be widely used by the SES to help recruit more volunteer members.

Produced by SAFECOM's Volunteer Services Branch, the video was made by production company Flinders Creations, which employs recent graduates from courses run by the Department of Screen and Media at Flinders University.

The launch, which was held at the South Coast SES Unit in Elliot Street, Port Elliot, was attended by SES Deputy Chief Officer Dermot Barry, SES Regional Commander, South Region Derren Halleday and SES District Officer, Hills/Fleurieu Terri Purvis.

South Coast Unit Manager Fred Brehin said unit members had enjoyed helping produce the video. "The Flinders graduates were very professional in the way they went about producing the video and the final result is really outstanding," Mr Brehin said.

"For many of our members it was the first time they had worked with a film crew so it was a great learning experience for us too.

"We were able provide plenty of input at various stages so the final result is a very accurate portrayal of what we do in a real road crash," he added.

The video is a result of a successful grant application by SAFECOM's Volunteer Services Branch to the Emergency Management Volunteer Support Scheme (EMVSS).

Those interested in becoming an SES volunteer can get more information here.