SES commitment is being celebrated
SES Week is an excellent opportunity to raise public awareness of SES members across the nation, the dedication and commitment by the members and the invaluable services they perform for their communities.
Queensland SES Week started October 17 and runs until October 25.
The efforts of the Queensland SES will be recognised during this celebratory week.
Award ceremonies will be held state-wide throughout SES Week and culminate in the Queensland State Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on Sunday, October 25.
SES groups around the country will be holding events to celebrate all that is great about SES volunteers.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Queensland SES.
On December 11, 1975, with the passing of the State Counter Disaster Organisation Act 1975, the Queensland State Emergency Service was officially formed.
To celebrate and highlight this historic milestone, a commemorative book has been published.
The book is reflective of the time, dedication, spirit and service the SES volunteers have contributed to Queensland over the past 40 years.
There is also a national Wear Orange Wednesday day, which will take place in November.
More details will be advised closer to the date.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer visit emergency.qld.gov. au/ses.