Local Spotlight Series: Essendon SES Unit


VICSES provides emergency assistance to thousands of Victorians every year. In 2019-2020 VICSES responded to 33,742 emergency incidents across the state, contributing a total of 382,141 hours helping Victorians in need.

With more than 5,000 passionate, dedicated and engaged volunteers and staff, and a footprint covering all of the state, their support extends from large cities and regional towns to the most remote communities to realise their vision of Safer Communities – Together.

On Wednesday 19th May 2021, VICSES celebrates Wear Orange Wednesday, a national day of thanks for the thousands of VICSES volunteers who serve the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week through storm, flood, road crash rescue, and much more.

Victorians are encouraged to get their workplaces, families, and friends involved in WOW Day celebrations by wearing orange and posting a photo to social media using the hashtags #WOWDay and #ThankYouSES. 

Recently, Paul Harrison caught up with the Essendon SES unit and their wonderful volunteers, John and Marjukka, about the proud and long SES history and why WOW day is so special to them.

WOW Day is a special day for their team and a day to say thank you to all SES volunteers; they are asking people who live in the Moonee Valley area to say thank you by recording a video message on their phone and uploading it via this link.

Watch the full interview below:

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