Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, met with the NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York APM and Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke today at part of the Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) celebrations at State Parliament.
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall donned an orange tie in State Parliament, the official colour of the SES uniform, to recognise the hundreds of hard-working volunteers of the NSW SES across the region as part of Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) today.
Mr Marshall said that it had been a very challenging past two years for SES volunteers who have responded and assisted local communities during storms, floods and other emergencies across the region.
“WOW Day is an easy way for people to show their support for local volunteers including our local SES personnel across the Northern Tablelands,” Mr Marshall said.
“NSW SES volunteers play a vital role in helping communities prepare for and recover from severe weather and it is extremely important that they are recognised for their outstanding work, professionalism and dedication which they display.
“WOW Day is about celebrating the hard-wording and dedicated emergency services volunteers who put our local communities ahead of themselves and I encourage everybody to get behind this fantastic campaign to show your support of these hard-working men and women.
“WOW Day is a national day of recognition that is held each year during National Volunteer Week to highlight the invaluable services of so many amazing SES volunteers.”
While recognising local SES volunteers at a celebration function in State Parliament today, Mr Marshall took the opportunity to speak with SES Commissioner Carlene York and Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke about the needs of local SES units in the Northern Tablelands.
“I have issued an invitation to the Minister and Commissioner to visit our region and meet with our amazing volunteers and units,” he said.
“We have some outstanding local people serving their communities in the SES and they deserve our full support as well as the best facilities and equipment we can provide.”