MOREE State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are doing their bit to educate the community on how to prepare for an emergency. Branch members were among those from across the region to converge on Gunnedah for a two-day community engagement session over the weekend.
Namoi North West regional learning and development officer Graeme Geyer said it was about equipping members on how to engage with the community on preventing risks.
“It’s educating our volunteer members on how to engage with the community and to increase resilience to floodwaters and storms,” Mr Geyer said.
“Rather than us having to come along and do a roof because it’s leaked, it’s talking to them about cleaning out their gutters beforehand and for people living in a flood-prone area, what plans they can have in place. Being proactive is always better than reactive.”
Mr Geyer encouraged more people to get involved by visiting www.ses.nsw.gov.au/