This week we teamed up with our neighbours from the Melville State Emergency Service, for an Urban Search and Rescue exercise.
Navigating rubble piles and rescuing ‘casualties’ kept us busy! Thanks Melville for a great night of training!
Tonight Teagan, Fabio and Piper the Border collie from the SES K-9 unit came to visit and talk about their search training. Thanks so much to Teagan and Fabio for their time and to Piper who stole the show with her skill, we had an absolute ball.
We have a busy day out and about today!
If you’re heading to Bunnings Cockburn Central we will have our Sausage sizzle on, AND if you’re feeling in the festival mood come down to the Cultural Fair, bring the kids for a great day out- we’ll be there helping out with our public duties.
Here’s to all the amazing emergency services rescue women out there, inspiring and dedicated! If you want to join SES, all are welcome, pm us for more information
Watch the DFES YouTube video below:
National Red Balloon day:
A thank you to the firefighters, a vital, demanding and dangerous role and what’s more you volunteer to do it. South Coogee Bush Fire BrigadeJandakot Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade – Public
Our crew are at Bunnings Cockburn Central today as Bunnings cook up a storm (no pun intended) in their annual sausage sizzle to fundraise for volunteer emergency services in the City of Cockburn!!! Thank you Bunnings and if you’re near by today,please pop in, get a yummy sausage sizzle and say hi!
Alan, Alex and Kylie are there and can answer any emergency preparedness questions you have!
Here’s our display taken earlier this morning
Storm Season Preparedness
With one storm already so early in the season its time to continue ensuring we’re prepared with regular maintenance throughout the season ahead.
DFES’s State Emergency Service (SES) has these tips to help you and your family prepare before the season:
- Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car and hire a contractor to clear trees from powerlines
- Check your roof and gutters for damage or loose material. Replace any damaged or missing tiles
- Clear gutters and downpipes of leaves and blockages so they don’t over flow after heavy rain
- Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture, playground equipment and sheds
- Prepare an emergency kit with a portable battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit
- Be aware that after a bad storm services such as power, telephones lines, water, sewerage and gas may not work
- Prepare an emergency kit and an emergency plan including a relocation plan in case your home becomes flooded after heavy rain or flash flooding:
- Consider what you will do with your pets (see animal welfare)
- Know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water supplies
- Display a list of emergency phone numbers
- Keep up to date with the latest information before, during and after a storm:
- Visit the alerts page on the DFES website
- For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213
- Monitor the radio, television or internet
- Check you have adequate home and content insurance. Regularly review your cover to take into consideration renovations, fixtures and additions such as swimming pools, sheds, gazebos or new appliances