New members line up for Nundle SES

A PUBLIC meeting held this week to boost the Nundle State Emergency Service (SES) ranks has recruited an extra couple of volunteers for the struggling service.

Held at the Nundle SES headquarters on Tuesday night, acting region controller Andrew Galvin said 12 people attended the meeting and more than half indicated a genuine interest in joining the service in a volunteer capacity.

“The meeting went very well. We should get three to four new members and possibly a few others may consider it later on,” Mr Galvin said.

He said the interested community members were of all ages and backgrounds.

Over the past couple of years the Nundle SES has suffered from a decline in membership with several long-term volunteers retiring from the service.

The Nundle SES will hold a come-and-try session on Tuesday at 7pm, where attendees can put themselves in the shoes of a fully fledged SES volunteer for a few hours.

“They will learn some first aid and communication and radio skills,” Mr Galvin said.

Mr Galvin said although the meeting was a succesthe SES “would like a couple more. The future of the Nundle SES is very much dependent on the Nundle District community”.

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