Wear Orange Wednesday | Support the SES | 22 May 2019


Wear Orange Wednesday to support the SES

The SES is painting the town ORANGE for Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 22 May 2019 and you can join in the fun.  Get your family and friends to wear something orange to work or school to thank our SES volunteers.

WOW Day is a national campaign with a simple call to action, wear orange on 23 May in recognition of the efforts of thousands of volunteers who give up their time to serve their communities in floods, storms and other emergencies. Orange is the official colour of the State Emergency Services across the country, so wearing orange on WOW Day is a great way to show your support of SES volunteers.

To show your support wear orange, take a picture, and post it online using #THANKYOUSES.

The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer emergency service organisation which gives immediate assistance during emergencies and disasters. They also provide community response to ‘day to day’ incidents such as vehicle accidents, searches, cliff rescues, flood and storm damage situations and any other incidents that might require rescue or search services.

The SES is part of a national network of similar services in each State and Territory around Australia. More than 1,600 SES Volunteers are members of 67 Units across South Australia. Volunteers provide emergency response to the community of South Australia 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The SES also cooperates closely with other statutory emergency services and has storm and flood relief as responsibilities in State legislation. As the Hazard Leader and Control Agency for extreme weather in South Australia, the SES aims to increase community awareness and preparedness relating to extreme weather events. A well prepared community is better able to respond to and recover from an emergency.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Wear Orange Wednesday website or the SES SA website.

What: Wear Orange Wednesday

When: Wednesday 22 May 2019

Where: Everywhere

Who: Everyone

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