Tasmania State Emergency Service and Tasmania Fire Service are collectively thanking all their volunteers this week – as part of National Volunteer Week.   

“This week is National Volunteer Week, and as Acting Director of Tasmania SES, I’m inviting all Tasmanians to support and thank our volunteers,” said Leon Smith.  

With the theme of ‘We are, Better Together‘ National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you. 

“This week, during National Volunteer Week, we want to give a big shout out to all of the Tasmania Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers,” said Tasmania Fire Service Chief, Dermot Barry.  

“Collectively we have almost 5,500 volunteers, who provide a vast range of invaluable assistance to the community – including firefighting, road crash rescue, searching for missing people, and storm and flood emergency assistance. 

“The dedicated men and women who volunteer play a really important role supporting and assisting our community, and on behalf of TFS and Tas SES, I say thank you to each vollie and their families, for their commitment and sacrifice.” 

Within National Volunteer Week, Wear Orange Wednesday, will be recognised with several buildings illuminated across the state. Acting Director of Tasmania SES, Leon Smith said – “On Wednesday, I urge everyone to wear something Orange, as a show of thanks for the work done and commitment shown by SES volunteers.”