State Emergency Service volunteers sought at Kimba

RECRUIT: Kimba residents are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday. Photo: supplied
RECRUIT: Kimba residents are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday. Photo: supplied

People in the Kimba and Districts area are being encouraged to consider giving back to their local community by becoming a State Emergency Service volunteer.

The SES is aiming to expand its volunteer team based in Kimba and is holding an information session at the Kimba SES Unit on Cross Street this Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.

SES Eyre district officer Paxton Barr said it was important the unit was able to get more volunteers to support the community and the group of existing committed volunteers.

He said Kimba was a small, regionally based unit that relied heavily on the work and good will of volunteers.

"You get the satisfaction of helping the community and your mates at a time of need, as well as learning good life skills," he said.

"The volunteers there are very committed...they give everything that they can and we need more volunteers to help them out as well."

Volunteers with the Kimba SES gain skills on operational roles including road crash rescue, land search, storm salvage and general rescue.

SES volunteer recruitment officer Max Coulson said it was beneficial for community members to sing up as they could learn new life skills, gain experience in the emergency services sector and make a difference in their local community.

South Australian State Emergency Service is volunteer-based and responds to a wide range of emergencies and rescues across the state throughout the year.

People can register their interest by calling 0439 622 359 or emailing SESrecruitment@sa.gov.au.