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By joining the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) you would make a life changing commitment through actively contributing during disasters and emergencies locally, statewide and nationally. There is an expectation of members to regularly attend training and support during activations where possible.
You could be involved in:
You will never be compelled to take part in an activation or to undergo training in something of which you are afraid or dislike.
It is the SES volunteer’s responsibility to ensure that they have an appropriate level of fitness to perform those SES functions they have been trained in e.g. volunteers may consider themselves fairly fit however might experience discomfort during a land search over rough terrain. In this situation a volunteer may impede the search by needing to be rescued.
Roles can vary from Group to Group depending on their operational capacity. Check with your local SES Group to see what you can do.
Emergency Services Cadet Units have been established in a number of communities for young people at high school. See the Emergency Services Cadets website for more information.
SES Groups conduct training programs in their own communities with support provided at the EMQ Area, Region and State levels.
SES volunteers are not paid for the valuable commitment they provide to their communities.
There are no joining fees. Volunteers are provided with protective clothing and relevant equipment based on their role within an SES Group. Education and training programs are provided free of charge.
If you are injured in any way whilst on an approved SES activation or at training, you will be fully covered by workers compensation.
To find out how to join, or for more information about SES in your area, contact your nearest EMQ Regional or Area Office.
To become a member of the State Emergency Service simply register your interest through our SES Recruitment Form or contact your nearest EMQ Regional office. SES Groups run local SES recruitment programs. Depending on the SES Group the frequency of the Information Nights and Inductions may vary and some may be held infrequently resulting in possible delays in the membership process.