Sunbury emergency services volunteers use Jaws of Death to cut open a car.

Call for emergency service volunteers to join local crew

The Sunbury unit of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is on a recruitment drive for new members to join the local crew.

The service provides search and rescue, storm and flood emergency response, and pitches in to help other agencies.

Last year – volunteers serving Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Bulla, Wildwood and Clarkefield – responded to more than 300 calls, of which 60 were for rescues. SES Sunbury has around 75 active volunteers from all walks of life and ages.

The organisation is holding an information session at its McDougall Rd headquarters on Wednesday 27 March starting at 7pm. Click for here details.

SES Sunbury’s unit controller Anthony White says: “Our volunteers make a real difference in the Sunbury and district community.

“The Sunbury Unit is a great place to meet new and interesting people while supporting your community.

“It’s terrific to see a new member develop new skills and do things they never imagined, it’s what makes volunteering so rewarding.

“There is so much opportunity here, and it’s always great to see new members get involved in the variety of different roles we offer.”