NSW SES Invites Dubbo Community To Sign Truck Of Thank


Dubbo residents are invited to show their support for local NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by writing a message of thanks on an NSW SES heavy rescue vehicle at the Church Street Rotunda this Wednesday from 11am – 3pm.

The event coincides with Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day), on which communities across the state are encouraged to wear orange to show their support and appreciation for local NSW SES volunteers.

It’s in recognition of National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest celebration of volunteering. This special event provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of volunteers in our community and invites people not currently volunteering to give it a go.

Units in the Western Zone have had a busy year already, responding to more than 800 incidents, including everything from road crash rescue, tarping roofs and rescuing people from flood water. NSW SES volunteers have also supported other agencies in incident management roles.

NSW SES Western Zone Commander Brigid Rice said WOW Day will be a chance for the community to acknowledge volunteers who give up their time to serve others.

“We are asking our community to show their support for our tireless volunteers by wearing orange on Wednesday. What our volunteers do is nothing short of impressive, and I’m so appreciative of the diverse roles they all hold,” Chief Superintendent Rice said.

“Our volunteers are capable and ready for whatever they are presented with, so we want to make sure they know their work doesn’t go unnoticed.”

“They take time away from their families, their employers and their livelihoods to support their community during times of need, so it’s a great chance to reflect on the remarkable work they do in their communities, and across the whole of NSW.”

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