Sunbury SES volunteers use the jaws of life cutting equipment during a training exercise. Photo / supplied.

Sunbury SES volunteers plan for open day – all welcome

Sunbury’s State Emergency Service (SES) unit is holding an open day featuring road-rescue demonstrations showing how its volunteers help save lives.

Jarrod Bell, the unit’s spokesperson, says the family-friendly event promises an immersive experience into the world of emergency response.

While the event runs from 10am until 3pm, there will be road rescue demonstrations at 11:30am and 1:30pm, showcasing the advanced techniques and equipment used by SES volunteers, including the so-called jaws of life heavy-duty cutting equipment.

In addition to demonstrations, visitors can explore the local fleet of rescue trucks and boats, offering an insight into the vital role these vehicles play during emergencies.

Mr Bell says: “The Sunbury SES open day is a unique opportunity for the community to witness first-hand the dedication and expertise of our volunteers.

“We are excited to showcase the critical work we do in serving and protecting our community, and we invite everyone to join us for a day of education, entertainment, and community engagement.”

In addition to the main attractions, visitors can take part in a variety of activities, from face painting to interactive demonstrations – “there will be something for everyone to enjoy”.

“We are committed to fostering strong relationships within our community,” says Mr Bell. “By engaging with the public in a fun and interactive setting, we hope to raise awareness about emergency preparedness and inspire individuals to become more involved in their local SES unit.”

The event at 21 McDougall Rd, Sunbury, starts at 10am on Saturday 25 May. Entry is free and there will be refreshments to buy. Doors close 3pm.

More information can be found on the Sunbury SES Facebook page.