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!
Bushfire season is just around the corner, get to know your neighbours and help build a resilient community!
Go to the Are you ready, Red Cross quiz to see if you’re prepared and what you might need to do
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!
Storm ⛈ tip: put the SES 132 500 number in your phone in case the internet isn’t available or you’ve unplugged yours due to potential surges.
Make sure your phone is fully charged up too!
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.
This week’s training was GPS. Though we still use and rely on compasses and maps, GPS can be really helpful in searches and rescue, especially for tracking a team’s path. Thanks to Steve for the training!