The SES is a volunteer based organisation that is designed to empower people to help themselves and others in their community in times of emergency and disaster.
EMQ provides management and support services for the SES including developing Operations Doctrine to assist them in effectively and efficiently undertaking their approved functions. Services are delivered through a team of State Headquarters staff located at the Emergency Services Complex in Kedron, Brisbane with Regional and Area Office staff located throughout the State.
Functions of the SES are to perform:
The SES becomes involved in preparing for, and responding to, many different types of disasters and emergencies including:
SES members also assist other emergency services with provision of: