State Emergency Service
The State Emergency Service is a national organisation of volunteers - 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things'.
The Queensland SES consists of thousands of 'unpaid' volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and professions who respond to emergencies and disasters across the State, 24/7.
They are trained and equipped to help their communities across a range of functions, and their primary purpose is to assist the most vulnerable members of the community.
The SES is designed to empower people to help themselves and others in their community in times of emergency and disaster. The basic concept is one of self-help and mutual assistance within each community.