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Search and Rescue Team Member

Collie State Emergency Service

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SES volunteers play a significant and vital role in ensuring the safety of their local communities. Collie SES are looking for adaptable and flexible volunteers to join our dynamic team, you will assist in the day-to-day operation of an emergency response organisation including responding to a natural disaster such as storm, earthquake or flood or assisting in search and rescue operations. Collie SES are currently seeking volunteers to assist with storm and water damage operations and flood boat operations, tasks include:

  • Respond to storm, flood, and water damage emergencies.
  • Chainsaw operations.
  • Assist emergency service groups in search and rescue operations.
  • Water search and rescue operations.
  • Land searches for missing persons.
  • Undertake 4x4 response capability.
  • Logistics support duties during emergencies including water bomber reloading and bushfire support.
  • Equipment and appliance maintenance.
  • Community education and engagement.
  • Opportunity to participate in multi-agency emergency exercises.

Volunteering is an opportunity to become an integral part of our fun, hardworking team and offers many benefits.

  • Ongoing training with experienced trainers.
  • Support, guidance and mentoring from experienced brigade members.
  • Access to DFES wellness branch (critical incident follow-up, Peer Support Officers, Counselling, and Champlain Services).
  • Meeting new people and developing lasting friendships while enjoying the company of like-minded team members.
  • Applying your skills in a challenging environment.
  • Contributing to the safety of your local community.
  • Opportunity to be deployed within the state and further abroad.
  • Helping the community in time of need.
  • Developing communication skills.
  • Being part of a positive and rewarding team.
  • Personal development by learning new skills and put your existing skills to use.