Locals encouraged to wear orange in support of SES volunteers

Locals are encouraged to wear orange tomorrow to thank State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day.

This year marks 60 years of the SES helping the WA community in times of need.

Over 2000 SES volunteers across the State have given up more than 30,000 hours of their own time in the past 18 months responding to more than 1200 incidents.

SES volunteers work tirelessly to assist the community in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies, including the recent Tropical Cyclone Veronica.

These highly skilled men and women respond to vertical rescues, storms, cyclones, floods, car crashes and land searches, and provide vital support during bushfires.

This WOW Day several landmarks across WA will be lit up in orange, including Matagarup Bridge, Parliament House, Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square.

The Eliza statue in the Swan River in Nedlands will shine brightly in orange overalls to show her support.

"Western Australia is very fortunate to have dedicated SES volunteers who often work day and night to protect people in emergencies," Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said.

"These everyday heroes come from all walks of life, ranging from teenagers through to octogenarians, who help during wild weather, tirelessly search for missing people, and provide vital support during bushfires." 

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