- Wear your brightest orange this Wednesday in support of our SES volunteers
- SES volunteers generously give their time to serve the WA community
- Milestone year for SES in WA, celebrating their 60th anniversary
The Western Australian community is encouraged to wear orange tomorrow (May 22) to thank State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day.
This year marks 60 years of the SES helping the WA community in times of need.
More than 2,000 SES volunteers across the State have given up more than 30,000 hours of their own time in the past 18 months responding to more than 1,200 incidents.
SES volunteers work tirelessly to assist the community in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies, including the recent Tropical Cyclone Veronica.
These highly skilled men and women respond to vertical rescues, storms, cyclones, floods, car crashes and land searches, and provide vital support during bushfires.
This WOW Day several landmarks across WA will be lit up in orange, including Matagarup Bridge, Parliament House, Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square. The Eliza statue in the Swan River in Nedlands will shine brightly in 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:
"Western Australia is very fortunate to have dedicated SES volunteers who often work day and night to protect people in emergencies.
"These everyday heroes come from all walks of life, ranging from teenagers through to octogenarians, who help during wild weather, tirelessly search for missing people, and provide vital support during bushfires.
"Their contribution to our State is invaluable and WOW Day is an opportunity to thank those who put their personal lives on hold to help others in need.
"I encourage you to wear orange this Wednesday to show your appreciation for SES volunteers who do so much for our community."
Minister's office - 6552 6300