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Can you help your community in times of emergency?

Published 20/07/2012

An information night will be held on Monday July 23 for those interested in volunteering with the Victoria State Emergency Service’s (SES) State Support Unit.

The State Support Unit provides planning, logistics and operational support to the SES in times of a major operation.

When disaster strikes, Victoria’s emergency services gather at the State Control Centre to co-ordinate their response; that’s where your help is needed.

The State Support Unit is actively seeking new members. In particular, the unit is seeking people experienced in:

  • Administrative support (log keeping, word processing, faxing, monitoring calls, etc.)
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, email and internet)
  • Gathering, collating and analysing appropriate operation information and data

Ideally, members will enjoy working as part of a team, be available to respond outside of business hours and bring along a sense of humour, particularly in stressful situations.

Nationally recognised training is provided in a range of skills used in support of the SES State Operations team, many of them complimentary to other work environments.

The unit meets each Monday night to train and prepare to provide support during large-scale operations.

So if you can help your community in times of emergency, come along to the information night and learn more. No bookings necessary.

Victoria SES State Support Unit Information Night

When:  7pm, Monday July 23

Where: Victoria SES State Headquarters, 168 Sturt Street, Southbank

For more information: Mark Cattel, (03) 9684 6666