Who would have thought that when I joined the SES back in Oct 1993, that 15 years later I’d be receiving the National Medal for Service. Well I’m proud to say that I’ve achieved this honour.
Like anything volunteer organisation, you get out of it what you put into it and the SES has been very rewarding for me. I hold the ranking position of Rescue Officer. I’ve been to a wide and varying array of tasks and activities, but my highlight would undoubtedly be when myself and 5 of my friends were crowned “National Rescue Champions” at the 2003 Rescue comp in Tasmania.
I would recommend the SES to anyone, the friends I’ve made will last a lifetime.