Section: Simon Corbell, MLA | Media Releases
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has today asked Canberrans to support the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) during National SES Week which starts tomorrow.
"During November, ACTSES will join their colleagues across the nation to thank their volunteers and employers as well as promoting the work they do for the community," Mr Corbell said.
"ACTSES volunteers are always ready to respond any time of the day or night including calls for help from storm or flood damage, assisting ACT Policing with search and rescue operations and traffic marshalling at community events.
"Last financial year the ACTSES responded to over 2700 calls for help including deployments to Queensland to assist Cyclone Yasi and the flood response, as well as a number of activities in NSW. I encourage Canberrans to show their support by participating in one of the many activities to be held over the coming week.
"Activities include an ACTSES Field Day tomorrow as part of the Woden Valley Festival at Eddison Park, Woden, an Honours and Awards ceremony Tuesday night as well as an opportunity for households with Legacy members to have their gutters cleaned in preparation for the current storm season.
"During National SES week, some of Canberra's landmark buildings will also be lit up in orange including:
For more details of National SES week visit the new ACTSES website http://www.ses.act.gov.au/