Port Pirie SES don orange to raise awareness for volunteers

WOW: Christoper Rigg, Jarrod Tisher, Julie Frick, Robyn Holthouse and Phil Smith.
WOW: Christoper Rigg, Jarrod Tisher, Julie Frick, Robyn Holthouse and Phil Smith.

Wednesday, May 22 marked the annual 'Wear Orange Wednesday', where supporters of our State Emergency Services (SES) were encouraged to wear orange.

Donning the bright colour is all in the name of recognising the tens of thousands of volunteers who put their hands up and give their time to the SES.

The crew from Port Pirie were dressed in their uniformed colours to recognise the work that they do, but also promote it to others.

The District Officer for Yorke, Philip Smith says that the SES play an important role in the community and they should be recognised.

"Our volunteers drop everything to put on their orange overalls and respond to thousands of requests for assistance from the general public every year. They also take time away from their families to train, ensuring they have the necessary skills to respond safely and effectively," Mr Smith said.

The SES encourage people to dress in orange and use the hashtag, #WOWday.