WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

WOW Day 2020

More than 2,000 SES volunteers from every walk of life play a vital role in keeping communities across WA safe during natural disasters and emergencies.

These highly skilled men and women drop everything to help when people need them the most. From conducting emergency repairs to buildings damaged by cyclones, storms and floods, to ferrying cargo and passengers across floodwaters, the SES provides a vital service for the people of Western Australia.

They assist WA Police during land searches, undertake aerial and cave rescues, attend road crashes and assist fire crews during the long, hot bushfire season.

Wear orange on WOW Day and show your support by uploading your images to social media using the hashtag #thankyouSES

Visit the DFES Facebook and Instagram pages for videos and articles relating to WOW Day.

EVENTS on May 20th 2020

Going ORANGE for WOW Day

Once again, a number of iconic buildings and landmarks across the State will be lit up in magnificent orange in support of the SES volunteers including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Parliament House, Perth Concert Hall, 

Matagarup Bridge and the Swan Bell Tower.

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Email us for volunteering enquiries.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.