The news today was quite sombre within the WA State Emergency Service online groups. There was another cliff rescue – two in fact – up in Karijini National Park. Specialised teams, often made up by members from multiple units, are sent out to perform a time sensitive rescue under dangerous conditions. Vertical Rescue team members […]
This has been the most convoluted & long-winded move I’ve made since changing country/city… & I’m not entirely sure even those times were this complex. Every spanner we could have been thrown, has been! The new house has required so much cleaning (seriously…. 4 bottles of Sugar Soap, plus oven cleaner, Ajax, Finish, Jif, Dettol, […]
>> Read Day One << I sat, SES uniform ready & bag packed, waiting for our deployment orders to come out. We’d been stood down Tuesday night (Wednesday morning) at 1am, after a long day of searching for Sam through yards & houses. We had to have a set amount of time for sleep for […]
No matter how much I see that brings me deeper into cynicism, I still manage to find things to make me believe, hope, & be thankful for the good in people. The sense of community in times of need. Not just from within the street, nor even just the suburb, but from the opposite ends […]
Here’s the post so many of you have been waiting for! Goldfields SES Challenge 2014!! Once per year, during the ‘Western Australia Day’ long weekend, the Western Australian State Emergency Service hold the Goldfields SES Challenge at a different location within the Goldfields region. This year, it was held in & around the town of […]
I can’t post much about Goldfields SES Challenge yet, as we’re waiting for the Local Manager of our unit to be back from his holiday first. We want to show him the photos from challenge, so we’re holding back on public posts until we’ve had our training night (Wednesday) & put them up on the […]
Around this time last year, I wrote about my experiences being invited to attend the annual Goldfields SES Challenge. They made me feel welcome, as though I was one of their own, & it made the task of following them around for 3 days a lot of fun. A sea of tents & hundreds of […]
I recently spent some time out in the Goldfields of Western Australia with the State Emergency Service (& my ever present camera). Once per year, during the Labour Day (WA Day) long weekend, the WA SES hold the Goldfields SES Challenge at a different location within the region. This year was their 10th annual challenge […]
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