Wingecarribee State Emergency Service is the primary rescue service for Wingecarribee Shire.
This means we are responsible for performing all forms of rescue for our community, be it road crash, vertical, domestic or cats up trees.
It’s a responsibility we perform with passion and pride because there is little more important to us than helping our community and keeping you safe.
Lots of people don’t know we have a Community First Responder Unit located in Canyonleigh.
The unit provides immediate paramedic services when ambulance services are too far away.
Members of this unit are essential to the health and wellbeing of their community.
We recently held a road crash rescue demonstration at Colo Vale Village Markets.
The demonstration was an opportunity for our members to train in a safe and simulated environment and to raise public awareness about what to do in the event you come across a road accident.
Our Wingecarribee controller Warren Turner says it is important the public knows what to do if they come across a crash to ensure it is safe to help and to exercise caution around power lines and power poles.
We’re continually trying to improve safety in our community and these events are important in engaging and working with you.
If you have a community event you think might benefit from a similar demonstration let us know at email@example.com
Our team has also just got larger.
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had several new members join our ranks.
Welcome to all our new members, you are now part of a family 9000 strong across the state.
Our new members will begin training in first aid, emergency communications and storm operations.
They’ll take up the challenge of providing emergency service to you in your time of need.
For examples of simple things that you can do now to prepare your home for severe weather events you can visit NSW SES website: https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/