Eneabba Primary School students learn what it takes to be SES volunteer

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Eneabba State Emergency Service Unit volunteers Isaac Kennedy, Tracy Dunham, Jessica Elliot and Brendon Whittome with Eneabba Primary School students last Wednesday.
Camera IconEneabba State Emergency Service Unit volunteers Isaac Kennedy, Tracy Dunham, Jessica Elliot and Brendon Whittome with Eneabba Primary School students last Wednesday. Credit: Supplied

A group of State Emergency Service volunteers visited Eneabba Primary School last Wednesday to hold a demonstration for students and educate them about the service they provide.

In return, all of the school’s 20 students showed their support by wearing orange for the day.

The activities coincided with Wear Orange Wednesday — an annual day to celebrate and thank WA’s 2000 SES volunteers for their dedication to the community.

Teacher Jessica Elliot, who also volunteers as the Eneabba SES unit deputy manager, said the day had been enjoyed by all.

“The kids and staff all looked fantastic in their orange and were really keen to see the different equipment we put out for display,” she said.

“We gave each of the kids a go at turning the lights and siren on in the vehicle too, so they loved that.”

Ms Elliot said students learnt about why the SES wore orange, the different types of rescues they performed and what phone numbers they should call in an emergency.

A question-and-answer session was also held and prizes given to students.

SES volunteers are highly trained to keep communities safe during natural disasters and emergencies.

In 2017, they responded to more than 590 incidents across WA.

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