‘Slow down, move over – new SLOMO laws are now in effect! 🚨Flashing lights on a stationary vehicle means approaching vehicles must slow down, move over (if possible) and pass at 40 kilometres per hour.
Let’s look after those who look after us”.
Courtesy of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Watch the YouTube video below
Slow down and move over video on YOUTUBE
It’s National Red Balloon Day, thankyou to our courageous and dedicated volunteer firies!
DFES National Red Balloon Day Video 2018
The recipe for disaster in summer or winter storms!
Safely clear your gutters and help protect your home.
Thanks to NSW SES for the video.
NSW SES Video The Recipe for Disaster in Storms
An article on one of the recent call outs we went to. A big thank you to the City of Fremantle staff who helped immensely!
Flooding can also be dangerous, stay safe, and stay out of the water. The same night we attended another flooded area with a sewerage leak.Our Volunteers Naomi, Kim and Deputy Manager Allison, helping home owner Anne Roberts.
Photo Courtesy of The Fremantle Herald Newspaper
Read the article at: https://heraldonlinejournal.com/2018/01/19/drain-pains/
On the 20th January, Cockburn SES and the Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade went to Bunnings Cockburn Central for the annual Emergency Services Fundraiser.
The day is always a great one with Bunnings firing up the barbie for a big sausage sizzle!
Lots of City of Cockburn locals popped down for lunch, and talked emergency preparedness while the kids practiced what phone numbers to call in an emergency, visited the bouncy castle, and took some SES colouring in! Cockburn SES Volunteer Elesha also met a new friend ‘Stan’ from the SES WA Search Dog Unit who came to visit and support the cause.
Many thanks to Bunnings Cockburn Central for helping to fundraise for the volunteer emergency services!
Planning for all members of the family is important in an emergency.
Visit Fire Chat in the link below, create an evacuation kit including spare medications your pets may need and ensure your pets microchip details are up to date.
Fire chat-Interactive emergency planning for your family
Video courtesy of RSPCA WA and DFES
Is your best friend bushfire ready?
Is your best friend bushfire ready?With summer well underway, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA and RSPCA WA are urging Western Australians to include pets in their bushfire survival plans. Check out the video which outlines steps to consider when evacuating with your pets. More info is available here: https://www.rspcawa.asn.au/news/2018-01-03-is-your-best-friend-bushfire-ready
Posted by RSPCA WA on Wednesday, 3 January 2018
That’s a wrap for our weekly training for the year! Last night we completed all the team building challenges and had some amazing food to finish it off. We also caught the Training Team whispering about the 2018 Training schedule, we wonder what they have in store for us next year!
We’ll be on call throughout the holidays if you need the SES, just phone 132 500.
How to train your brain for disasters.
Dr Rob Gordon shares some insight:
“People cannot imagine what it’s going to be like, so there’s a kind of natural tendency to make light of something that other people are taking seriously, when we haven’t experienced it,” he says.
Video courtesy of ABC Emergency
ABC Video Train your mind for emergencies
Dual Cockburn SES and SES Communications Unit member Steve is raising money and awareness on mental health in Movember! Well done Steve!
Great work and well done to all participating in Movember.
Watch the video below to see what Steve has been up to and find out more about Movember!
DFES Video, Cockburn SES member Steve helps in the Movember cause!
Today we went to the Firies Breakfast to talk emergency preparedness along with our neighbours the South Coogee Bush Fire Brigade and the Jandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade!!
Thanks to everyone for coming, it’s great see people get a head start on planning and preparedness not just bushfire season but for any Emergency!