Welcome to Chelsea SES
Welcome to the Chelsea SES Website. Here you can find out how to join the team, what we do, who we are, and even learn some of our language. There are pictures of us in action and the vehicles and equipment that we use. We hope that you find this site interesting and easy to navigate.
As one of the States longest established units, Chelsea SES performs a wide variety of services including, General Rescue, Search and Rescue, Storm Damage as well as being the base for 3 IRB's (Inflatable rubber Boats) and boat crews for Flood and inland water Rescue.
Our service area is amongst the largest in the Central Region with our borders being, Eel Race Road at Seaford, The Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Springvale Road to Lower Dandenong Road and Balcombe Road to the beach including Aspendale Gardens, Waterways and Patterson Lakes as well as the largely industrial suburb of Braeside.
Unlike some other community emergency organisations, at unit level, the SES is manned totally by volunteers. We currently have approximately 45 operational and non-operational members and are constantly looking for more members to join us. You can find out how easy it is to become a part of our team on the "Join The SES" page on this site.
This site is aimed at every member of the community that live, work and go to school in our operational area. There will be regular updates posted to keep you informed of operational events and any up coming public relations events.
Our aim is to keep you informed about the job we do and the people who do it. Thanks for visiting our site. Stay a while and explore a little, you might just find something you didn't expect.
Paddy's Big Day Out
Thanks Paddy, come back soon!
The start of a big day for Paddy
At the end of what has been a very busy week here in Chelsea for Paddy the Platypus, the last day of his visit to Chelsea unit was no different. Saturday (16/11/2013) began early when he joined members at Woolworths Supermarket in Chelsea for a fundraising barbeque with Chelsea volunteer members, Desanka, Chris and Hans and to meet the locals in time for some well earned hugs from everyone from the young to the not so young.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 November 2013 17:14)
Wear Orange Wednesday 2013
Chelsea SES Celebrate WOW Day 2013
The orange glow of the clock tower will shine for an entire week
The City of Kingston and Chelsea SES have arranged for the clock tower at Moorabbin Town Hall at the intersection of Nepean Highway and South Road to glow orange for the entire week (10/11 – 17/11/2013) in celebration of the SES so if you see this orange beacon shinning through the night, spare a second to think about the job that SES volunteers do every day of the year
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 November 2013 08:41)
Young Scientists with a Chelsea SES Connection
RoDent Is A Big Winner!
Paul Daniel with the younmg scientists
A few weeks ago, Paul Daniel kindly offered to speak to a group of young science students who were participating in an international competition, which sees over 200,000 students from more than 70 countries solve “real-world engineering challenges”. The students were required to undertake extensive research to identify and solve a problem in the community and, with this year’s theme being “Nature’s Fury”, what better place to go to do some extensive research than their local SES – Chelsea SES. The local group, who call themselves The Kingston Dominators, were absolutely thrilled with the amount of information they gained from their meeting with Paul, who briefed them on the type of work the SES volunteers undertake during extreme weather events, such as storms and floods, and some of the real challenges that we face.
Chelsea Celebrates 60 Years of Service
It's Party Time!
Remembering the first 60 years
What a fantastic night last night celebrating the 60th anniversary of Chelsea SES. Almost 150 people filled the old Chelsea Town Hall to mark this special occasion and to reminisce about the past 60 years of service to the community.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:24)