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Melton Unit info nights

Published 27/08/2012

The Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) Melton Unit will hold two information nights this week for potential members.Melton Unit volunteers in action.

The unit currently has 30 volunteer members and is looking for more people to sign up and help support its growing community.

Melton Unit provides emergency response for people living in Melton, Rockbank, Caroline Springs, Taylors Hill, Hillside, Eynesbury, Diggers Rest, Toolern Vale, Plumpton and Exford.

For more than 30 years the unit has responded to disasters such as floods and storms when they strike the community, and has assisted police in their duties at crime scenes, search and rescue operations and vehicle accidents. SES volunteers also provide traffic management and safety at community events.

The unit is also passionate about educating residents – especially those new to the area – about preparing for the threat of storm and flood in their community.

The information nights will be held on Tuesday 28 August and Thursday 30 August from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at the unit’s headquarters at 90-92 High Street in Melton.

The events are a great opportunity to learn more about the SES, meet some local volunteers and hear from them how rewarding the SES can be.

There is an SES role for everyone. Volunteers are needed for operational duties, such as responding to emergency and rescue operations out in the field, as well as for administration, fundraising and public relations.

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and are united by their desire to help their community.

Can you see yourself in orange? For more information on volunteering with the SES to support your community, while gaining skills and training in the process, visit our Volunteer page.