The South Australian State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer-based not for profit organisation that responds to a wide range of emergencies and rescues across the state 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365-days a year. Sturt Unit is the busiest SES unit in the state, in regards to requests for assistance from the community.
The SES exists to minimise the loss of life, injuries and property damage from emergencies and natural disasters.
Sturt Unit is primarily responsible for responding to extreme weather (including storms and extreme heat) and flooding events. Sturt SES also responds to large animal, swiftwater, vertical and confined space rescues.
Sturt SES assists the SA Police (SAPOL) in land search operations and plays an important support role to the CFS during major bushfires.
Sturt SES is run by volunteers and is provided a basic operational allowance by the State Government. The opportunity to fundraise allows the volunteers to purchase and upgrade much needed operational and training equipment. The funds we raise assist us in doing our volunteer work more efficiently and safely when helping the community in their time of need.
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