The news today was quite sombre within the WA State Emergency Service online groups.Â 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.Â 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. Weâ€™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 […]
Hereâ€™s the post so many of you have been waiting for! Goldfields SES Challenge 2014!! Once per year, during the â€˜Western Australia Dayâ€™ 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 canâ€™t post much about Goldfields SES Challenge yet, as weâ€™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 weâ€™re holding back on public posts until weâ€™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. Â This year was their 10th annual challenge […]
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