Mundaring SES members out and about over the summer months.

Busy months for Mundaring SES

Mundaring SES responded to over 60 calls for help from the mid-January storm which lashed the area.
February 15, 2024
Peter W Lewis

MUNDARING State Emergency Service (SES) unit has been ‘run off their feet’ during recent months, responding to more than 70 calls for support.

This has ranged from a car hitting a home, trees and branches falling on homes, water damage to homes and support to fire crews battling large fires, through to an extensive search for a missing local person.

These activities have involved long hours of deployment for many members.

“The car that hit a home on Christmas day resulted in the team shoring up of walls and a section of the house. The homeowners were very happy to have their home safe again,” manager Rodney Potter said.

The sudden storm in mid-January that tore through Mundaring resulted in over 60 calls for help.

“There were trees and branches on homes that required urgent removal, shoring up of walls and roofs and covering roof sections to prevent further water damage,” Mr Potter said.

The week following the storm resulted in further branches that had weakened during the storm to fall on homes.

“An all year activity for us is to support fire crews battling fires locally and regionally. Many SES members have clocked up many kilometres driving fire crews to and from fire control areas,” he said.

Fortunately, the SES commuter bus is air-conditioned and comfortable which makes it ideal to support fire crews with.

Finally, to add to a very busy few weeks a gentleman became lost in Mundaring.

In spite of an extensive five day search involving police, SES crews from across the metropolitan area and the local community, the gentleman was not located.

“This is a local tragedy that all of us living in Mundaring feel,” he said.

“We are local volunteers helping each other and you. With so much going on we always require more members. We encourage anyone interested to reach out to find out what we do and how they can fit into SES.

“There are many different roles and opportunities to specialise in particular areas. As part of DFES, we offer free training courses to ensure we work well and safely. Additionally, we schedule social activities through the year to build community, celebrate and reward members.”

Contact Mundaring SES manager, Rodney Potter on 0474 583 813 to find out more and come for a Wednesday tryout evening.

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