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What SES Do

​​​​​​ FUNCTIONS

The State Emergency Service is the primary responder for storm and flood events.

They also provide support to other agencies such as Queensland Police Service through performing additional functions including search and rescue, emergency traffic management, and road crash rescue.

The SES becomes involved in preparing for, and responding to, many different types of disasters and emergencies, by performing:


 


 

FLOOD BOAT RESPONSE

Assisting in emergency flood boat operations including:

  • evacuations
  • emergency supplies to flooded communities and
  • search in flood waters.

CYCLONES & STORMS

  • Performing temporary, emergency repairs
  • Removal of fallen trees that are a threat to life.

VERTICAL RESCUE

​Rescuing people from heights and depths such as cliffs or ravines.

SEARCHES

Supporting the Queensland Police Service in undertaking urban, rural, forensic and evacuations searches.

ROAD CRASH RESCUE

Rescuing people from crashed vehicles and performing vehicle extractions.

URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE

​​Supporting the Queensland Fire Service in response to structural collapse.

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

​Supporting the Queensland Police Service in incident site traffic control, road closure and diversions.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

​​Coordinating the responses of teams in the field and incident control.

AGENCY SUPPORT

Supporting other services in communications, welfare, lighting, air observation and resupply.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

​​Working with the media and public to communicate safety messages and warnings. Helping the community to be more resilient to prepare for and respond to inevitable disasters.

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Donate                          ( http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/support-us/donate.html )

Volunteer with the SES

SES Video Montage                          ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViKsrV5mUdU )

Learn more about Volunteering ( http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/volunteer/ )

Kids Page

Kids Page                          ( http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/support-us/kids-page.html )