Emergency Operational Centre
The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Burtenshaw Road is home to the State Emergency Service (SES) and the Rural Fire Service (RFS). The $500,000 facility was co-designed by both organisations and opened in 2006.
State Emergency Services (SES)
Phone: (02) 6721 0833 | Emergencies: 000
SES facilities at the EOC enable volunteers to effectively respond to emergencies and host training sessions on-site. The centre includes training room, operations and communications room and full amenities.
Equipment stored at the SES facility include:
- 4 Flood Boats
- a Storm Trailer
- 2 Sand Bagger Machines (including one mobile unit)
- a 4WD Twin Cab Response Vehicle
- a Rescue Truck
ABOUT THE SES
The State Emergency Service is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. It is made up almost entirely of volunteers, with 232 units located throughout New South Wales. The units comprise of more than 10,000 volunteer members, who are easily identified by their distinctive orange overalls.
For more information regarding the SES, visit the State Emergency Service website.
RURAL FIRE SERVICE
Phone: 02 6721 0446 | Emergencies: 000
THE RFS ROLE
Bushfire management in NSW is a cooperative effort of the whole community. The NSW RFS is the lead agency in combating bushfires and enabling the community to be better prepared and protected from bushfires.
Although fighting fires and protecting the community from emergencies is the most visible aspect of the RFS role, the Service has many other responsibilities as the leading agency for bushfire management and mitigation in NSW.
For more information regarding the RFS, visit the Rural Fire Service website.