The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) is a volunteer emergency service organisation which gives immediate assistance to the community during emergencies and disasters.
ACTSES volunteers provide emergency response to the community of the ACT 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The main function of the ACTSES is to undertake planning and response operations for storms and floods. ACTSES may also assist ambulance, fire and police services in dealing with a range of incidents or emergencies.
SES volunteers come from all walks of life, all backgrounds and all professions. Membership of the ACT SES is open to men and women with a reasonable degree of physical fitness and a passion to do the right thing within their community. SES accepts members from the age of 16 (with parental consent) and from 18 for general membership. Volunteers who do not wish to participate in rescue activities, or are concerned regarding their physical fitness but would still like to assist, should enquire about the other duties that can be undertaken within Unit headquarters.
It is acknowledged and understood that volunteers priorities are family and work, however, in addition to training commitments, volunteers are required to respond to operational callouts as they occur. Volunteers respond to callouts within their communities, across the ACT, and sometimes inter-state as needed.