Shire of Mundaring will be supporting everything orange next Wednesday, 22 May in celebration of WOW Day (Wear Orange Wednesday).
WOW Day pays tribute to all the hard work and dedication demonstrated by SES volunteers.
Shire President John Daw said more than 2000 volunteers throughout the state play a vital role in keeping the community safe during natural disasters and emergencies.
"These highly skilled volunteers conduct emergency repairs to buildings damaged by cyclones, storms and floods, conduct land searches, aerial and cave rescues, attend road crashes, to name a few," Cr Daw said. "This year is particularly momentous for our Western Australian SES volunteers as they'll be celebrating 60 years of service to the community."
Mundaring SES Manager Hendrik Raak encouraged people to join their local SES.
"If you enjoy working with people, helping others, working outdoors, lending a hand or have skills using tools and equipment then you could provide an essential service in the community," Mr Raak said. "It's also about raising awareness in a specific community which in our case, might relate to fire preparedness. WOW Day is an opportunity to remind people that the SES really does have a role for everyone".
A range of training is provided to volunteers through the Department of Fire and Emergency Services such as learning to use navigation tools, radios and search and rescue techniques. Alternatively, people can focus on promoting the SES through marketing and community events.
Cr Daw said WOW Day marked an ideal time for people to find out more about joining their local SES and the significant role its members play in the community.
If you would like to know more about Mundaring SES, please contact Mr Raak on 0400 694 502. Alternatively, go to the Mundaring SES website at http://www.mundaringses.com.au/