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.
Plane down in Chelsea
Light plane crashes into house
Bath Street Chelsea was wall to wall with emergency service vehicles
Like every emergency service member, volunteer or paid, we train for various emergency situations that take us into many diverse scenarios as we try to prepare to meet any situation that confronts us head on. Having said that, I really wonder if we can ever really be prepared for a call like yesterday (14/10/2014) telling us that a light plane had crashed into a property Chelsea. I think that it would be safe to assume that 99% of the members from all agencies that attended yesterday’s event had never been to a plane crash before and probably never will again. We often hear people say, “I don’t know how you do it” inferring that we are somehow different. I can assure you that we may learn to deal with these things, but we are still just people first.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:14)
FloodSafe Week 2014 Initiative
The message is simple
As the residents of Waterways awoke this morning, (25/05/2014) there was a tinge of orange running through their street and around their lake, as 17 volunteer members from Chelsea SES set about delivering FloodSafe information packs to almost 800 homes in the area.
Last Updated (Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:47)
Severe Weather Hits Chelsea Area
Melbourne's crazy weather hits close to home
Station Street Aspendale was one of the first areas hit
Just before 11am on Tuesday (24/06/2014) morning, the wild and windy weather that has been threatening for the past few days arrived with a bang.
Last Updated (Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:38)