The Liverpool unit of the State Emergency Service (SES) is on the lookout for a batch of new recruits.
Liverpool Champion reported that unit spokesman John Jones, a volunteer for more than a decade, said members come from all walks of life and contribute in their own way.
“There are many roles, volunteers can participate in, regardless of age, gender, or capability,” he said.
“You must be 16 years or over to join the NSW SES, and be committed to train in various roles such as rescue, operations, community engagement and media.”
“With 229 units made up entirely of volunteers, the organisations offers a range of training courses suited for volunteers both in the field and the operations centre”.
This year the state SES celebrates 60 years of service, having formed in April 1955 after the disastrous floods which affected much of the state.
There are more than 10 000 active volunteers serving around NSW.
Volunteers regularly assist other emergency service crews when performing major operations, including the police force, Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue, and the Ambulance Service.
An information night for residents interested in joining the Liverpool unit will be held from 7:30pm on Tuesday, 3 February at 67 Pearce Street, Liverpool.
For more information about the SES visit ses.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 201 000.
Interview with John Jones: