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Eyre Peninsula Encouraged to Get Behind WOW

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Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to wear orange tomorrow for Wear Orange Wednesday in support of our local SES Volunteers. 

The State Emergency Services (SES) is a 24 hour 7 days a week volunteer-based organisation that respond to emergencies, disasters and day to day incidents where help and assistance is needed.

The SES have approximately 1,600 volunteers across South Australia with close to 100 volunteers here in the Eyre Peninsula.

Wednesday 22nd is a day that recognises the hard work and time the SES volunteers put into the community and a way of saying thank you.

The Port Lincoln silos have also been lit up orange for the week in honour of the day.

Locals participating and wearing orange tomorrow are encouraged to take a photo and upload it to social media with the hashtag #thankyouses.

SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie said the SES plays an important role in community safety, responding to storms and floods as well as performing a range of rescues including road crash, marine, Swiftwater, vertical and confined space.

“Our selfless volunteers drop everything, both night and day, and put on their orange overalls to respond to thousands of requests for assistance from the general public every year,” Mr. Beattie said.