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Thank the SES by wearing orange on WOW Day

The State Emergency Service (SES) is urging all South Australians to join in the celebrations for Wear Orange Wednesday this coming Wednesday, 23 May.

SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie said wearing something orange on Wednesday was a simple way South Australians could show their support and say thanks to the 1600 SES volunteers across the state.

Part of National Volunteer Week, Wear Orange Wednesday – or WOW Day – is a national day of recognition for the 40,000 State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers across Australia and the work they do in helping keep their communities safe.

People who dress in orange, which is the official colour of the SES, are also being encouraged to take a photo of themselves and upload it to their social media channels using the hashtags #thankyouSES and #wowday.

Mr Beattie said: “These selfless men and women freely give up their own time to respond to floods, storms, search and rescue callouts and a range of other emergencies, often in the worst possible weather conditions”.

“Since 1 May last year, South Australian SES volunteers have responded to around 5,500 requests for assistance from the South Australian community,” Mr Beattie said.

“SES volunteers also commit to many hours of training, maintaining their skills and ensuring they are well prepared when an emergency does occur,” he added.

This year’s WOW Day will see the iconic Adelaide Oval lit up in brilliant orange while Viterra’s gain silos at Port Lincoln and Port Giles will be donned orange for the entire week.

“Many businesses have opted to have barbecues or a morning tea – complete with orange-coloured food – to help celebrate the day,” Mr Beattie said.

For more information about WOW Day visit www.wearorangewednesday.com.au
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South Australian Emergency Services Minister Corey Wingard encourages all to wear orange🍊 on Wear Orange Wednesday (May 23) to say thank you to all SES volunteers.

On Wednesday May 23

Wear Orange > Take A Pic > Post with #ThankYouSES

https://youtu.be/tTiL3O4vH5c
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It’s National Volunteers Week, the perfect time to get to know your SA State Emergency Service volunteers.
Lyall has been a volunteer with the SES since 1972. As the Unit Manager at Maitland Unit, Lyall provides leadership and mentoring not only to his SES colleagues, but to his community.
Volunteers in our regional areas, including Lyall, respond to incidents including Rescues, Vehicle Accidents, and Storm and Flood emergency. https://youtu.be/cpH0Q-cOc5k
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It’s National Volunteers Week, the perfect time to get to know your SA State Emergency Service volunteers.
Alyssa followed in her sisters footsteps and joined the SES. In her six months of volunteering with Sturt Unit, she has undertaken a number of training courses, and been able to have a positive impact on her community in times of need. SES has also provided Alyssa with skills she can use in her everyday life.
Say thank you to Alyssa and all SES volunteers by wearing something orange on Wear Orange Wednesday, May 23rd #WOWDay #ThankYouSES #NVW2018 https://youtu.be/_1vQm09m5Jk
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Get ORANGE for #WOWday May 23 and say thank you to SES Volunteers! Simply wear something orange, take a selfie & post it with the hashtag #ThankYouSES. For more info go to http://wearorangewednesday.com.au for everything WOW!
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What will you and your colleagues be wearing to work on Wednesday May 23rd? Wear orange and say #ThankyouSES to SA SES volunteers www.wearorangewednesday.com.au
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Over the last 2 days SA SES volunteers have attended to 71 requests for assistance & provided approximately 1,100 of hours of support to communities across SA. If you would like to become a SA SES Volunteer & support your community call 1300 364 587.
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If you need emergency storm or flood assistance this morning call 132500
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For emergency storm or flood assistance call 132500
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Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water
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