Wear Orange Wednesday to thank SES

first_imgWear Orange Wednesday to thank SES Show appreciation for the State Emergency Service (SES) with orange attire  SES volunteers responded to more than 2,700 incidents across WA over the past yearPerth landmarks to be lit up orange to recognise their efforts Western Australians are encouraged to wear orange tomorrow to celebrate the achievements of the State’s 2,000 State Emergency Service volunteers.The McGowan Government will recognise the invaluable contribution of the SES who, during the devastating impacts of Tropical Cyclone Seroja, received more than 1,600 calls for help.Throughout the year, SES volunteers drop everything and don their orange overalls to respond to storms, cyclones, floods, land searches, vertical rescues and car crashes.Over the past year, volunteers have devoted more than 21,000 hours responding to 2,702 incidents throughout WA.They play an instrumental role helping communities prepare for emergencies, as they did in the lead-up to Seroja, and provide vital support during major incidents such as the devastating Wooroloo bushfire.This WOW Day several landmarks across WA will be lit up in orange including Matagarup Bridge, the Perth Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay and Brookfield Place.For more information about WOW Day visit https://www.wowday.com.au/waAs stated by Emergency Services Minister Reece Whitby:“The past 12 months have been particularly challenging for our emergency services with the Wooroloo Bushfire and Tropical Cyclone Seroja devastating parts of our State – our SES units have been instrumental in both the initial response and the subsequent recovery efforts.“The people of Western Australia are incredibly fortunate to have these men and women who put their personal lives on hold to help those in need.“Our SES volunteers come from all ages and all walks of life. Their contribution to our State is invaluable and I would encourage everyone to wear their brightest orange tomorrow to show our appreciation of the SES.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Bell, bushfire, car, Cyclone, Emergency, Emergency Services, Government, Minister, Orange, Perth, SES, visit, WA, Western Australia, Wooroloolast_img read more

Fatal crash in the McClure Tunnel

first_imgHomeNewsFatal crash in the McClure Tunnel Aug. 21, 2016 at 10:02 amNewsTransportationFatal crash in the McClure Tunneleditor5 years agoaccidentdeathfatalitymcclure tunnelmotorcyclePacific Coast HighwayPCHtraffic The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with any witnesses to a fatal traffic collision.On Aug. 19, at approximately 11:38 p.m., SMPD received multiple calls of a traffic collision in the 1500 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Officers responded to the location and discovered a motorcycle, occupied with two riders, collided with a vehicle. The collision caused both motorcycle riders to be ejected onto the highway. The riders were discovered to be in critical condition. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated both riders at the scene. Both motorcycle riders were transported to a local hospital for treatment to their injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.SMPD’s Major Accident Response Team responded to the collision to conduct an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed both vehicles were travelling northbound along PCH. While proceeding northbound, the motorcycle swerved into the vehicle. PCH was shut down for several hours. The California Highway Patrol and Cal Trans assisted with closure of Pacific Coast Highway.Unfortunately, the passenger rider of the motorcycle succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile the motorcyclist remains at a local hospital in critical condition.The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sergeant Joseph Cortez at (310) 458- 8713 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.Submitted by Lieutenant Saul RodriguezTags :accidentdeathfatalitymcclure tunnelmotorcyclePacific Coast HighwayPCHtrafficshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment$607,000 approved for SMMUSD arts educationKnow Before You Go — Week of Aug. 22, 2016You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agolast_img read more