- Wear orange this Wednesday to show your support for our SES volunteers
- About 2,000 SES volunteers generously give up their time to serve the WA community
- Perth landmarks to be lit up in orange to acknowledge the efforts of SES volunteers
- SES volunteers are there any time of day or night, in any kind of weather until the job is done
Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan is encouraging all Western Australians to wear something orange tomorrow (May 23) to thank our State Emergency Services volunteers for all their tireless and selfless efforts.
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day marks the day when Western Australian communities show their appreciation for the people who can be called upon at any time of day or night, to help in an emergency situation.
These highly skilled professionals are critical in responding to emergencies such as vertical rescues, storms, cyclones, floods, car crashes and land searches.
In the past year, the State's 2,000 SES volunteers have collectively given up 11,750 hours of their own time, responding to more than 590 incidents across the State, including six cyclones that hit the north-west of Western Australia.
This WOW Day, several landmarks across WA will be lit up in orange, including Parliament House, Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square.
The Eliza statue in the Swan River will also don the distinctive SES orange overalls to show her support.
For more information about WOW Day, visit http://www.wearorangewednesday.com.au/wa
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:
"SES volunteers are heroes from all different walks of life who provide an invaluable contribution to community safety.
"They are there securing roofs in the middle of the night in horrendous storms, conducting searches for hours and days on end for missing people, and assisting the community before, during and after cyclonic events.
"This WOW Day is a great opportunity to simply recognise and thank the men and women who, day and night, put their personal lives on hold to help people in emergencies.
"I encourage you to wear orange this Wednesday to show your appreciation for SES volunteers who brave wild weather, rough terrain and all kinds of emergency situations to help keep us safe or save us from harm."
Minister's office - 6552 6300