New era for Rim’s SES branches


Changes aimed at creating a more efficient service 

STATE Emergency Services (SES) operations throughout the Scenic Rim are now under the control of the Queensland Police Service.

The new era in Queensland’s disaster and emergency management, formalised earlier this month, see the introduction of significant changes to how the state responds to natural disasters and emergencies..

The State Emergency Service (SES) is now formally established with its own legislation, its own operating budget, staff and volunteers, along with its first dedicated Chief Officer, Mark Armstrong.

Minister for Police and Community Safety Mark Ryan, said in celebration of the new era all current SES volunteers would receive an official citation to recognise their service.

“We have also just released a new SES recruitment video as a celebration of the great work of SES volunteers and a call out for people who want to help their community and join the orange army,” he said.

Recently appointed SES Chief Officer Mark Armstrongsaid the organisation had a long and proud history of commitment and service to community safety, especially during times of disasters.

“I am incredibly humbled to be chosen to lead the State Emergency Service,” he said.

“We will continue building a service that empowers volunteers to drive real change and look forward to a bright future under the guidance of the QPS.”