NSW SES Blue Mountains Unit members had much cause for celebration last week, with the recognition of outstanding members during their annual Awards Presentation.

I was pleased to represent the Minister for Emergency Services, Troy Grant to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of these dedicated volunteers and sincerely thank them for their service.

The NSW SES Blue Mountains Unit has 107 active volunteer members who respond 24/7 to storm and flood events, plus regularly provide support to other emergency services such as the NSW Police by participating in land search operations for missing people. Unit members have also frequently travelled outside their area to assist other SES teams in major flood and storm responses.

The NSW SES volunteers of the Sydney Western Region have a long and proud history of assisting their community with invaluable emergency response during floods, storms and other emergencies.
There is no question that the people of this Region and this State know they can depend on the men and women in orange for help and protection during these emergencies. 

If you are interested in joining the NSW SES as a volunteer please go to www.ses.nsw.gov.au/volunteering/ or call 1800 201 000.