Bega SES boosted by new headquarters, response vehicle

Admiring the new vehicle at their Newtown Rd headquarters are Bega SES volunteers (from left) Symony Douglas, Kelley Gould, Rod Gould, Isa Green, Mal Douglas, Yvette Ringland and David Ironfield.

Admiring the new vehicle at their Newtown Rd headquarters are Bega SES volunteers (from left) Symony Douglas, Kelley Gould, Rod Gould, Isa Green, Mal Douglas, Yvette Ringland and David Ironfield.

THE Bega Valley State Emergency Service Unit’s capabilities have been boosted with the arrival of a new response vehicle.

Unit controller Yvette Ringland said the new vehicle was a welcome addition to the fleet and will help the unit volunteers respond to calls for assistance from the public.

The Bega SES is currently improving its local capabilities with an active training program, and has recently moved into new headquarters on Newtown Rd in Bega.

Anyone who would like to do something to help their community might consider joining the dedicated band of volunteers at the unit.

The Bega SES unit trains at 6pm on Wednesdays at the Newtown Rd headquarters.

For more information on volunteering, interested people can contact NSW SES on 1800 201 000 or visit the SES volunteering website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au/volunteering/.

 Members of the public are reminded that for SES assistance, particularly during storms and floods they can always contact the SES on 132 500.

“Everyone should also watch out for StormSafe Week in September,” Ms Ringland said.

“The SES will be providing lots of useful information on how to prepare your property for the coming storm season.”

For more information, members of the community are encouraged to contact their local SES unit, or go to the SES StormSafe website at www.stormsafe.com.au.

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