The NSW State Emergency Service
About the NSW State Emergency Service
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service organised to provide assistance to the community. The organisation relies on a network of approximately 9000 volunteers state-wide. The volunteer-based service provides emergency assistance to the people of NSW 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
NSW SES also play a supporting role for other emergency services when they are performing major operations; services that include NSW Police Force, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and the Ambulance Service of NSW.
While the major responsibilities of the SES are for flood and storm emergencies, NSW SES also provides the majority of the general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state, for road incidents, climbing rescues and emergency searches in bushland.
Advice from the NSW SES
The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) recommends that residents should take advantage of this advanced notice to prepare themselves, their families and their homes for heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Simple preventative steps can reduce the likelihood of damage during storms. We recommend that you:
– Check any drains in your garden, driveway or paths. Ensure they are clear of leaves and other debris and are free-flowing.
– If your home has experienced flash flooding in the past, source sandbags from hardware stores and prepare them so you can block water entering through doorways.
– If your home has a drainage pump in the basement, garage or under the house, ensure that it is working and clear of debris.
– Inspect trees near or hanging over your home and driveway. Look for broken branches. Consult a tree services contractor for advice if needed. (NSW SES does not provide a tree removal services).
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