Welcome to our Diamond Jubilee Year. This year, Chelsea SES will celebrate 60 years of service to the community.
1953 - 2013
Welcome to Chelsea SES
Welcome to the Chelsea SES Website. Here you can find out how to join the team, what we do, who we are, and even learn some of our language. There are pictures of us in action and the vehicles and equipment that we use. We hope that you find this site interesting and easy to navigate.
As one of the States longest established units, Chelsea SES performs a wide variety of services including, General Rescue, Search and Rescue, Storm Damage as well as being the base for 3 IRB's (Inflatable rubber Boats) and boat crews for Flood and inland water Rescue.
Our service area is amongst the largest in the Central Region with our borders being, Eel Race Road at Seaford, The Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Springvale Road to Lower Dandenong Road and Balcombe Road to the beach including Aspendale Gardens, Waterways and Patterson Lakes as well as the largely industrial suburb of Braeside.
Unlike some other community emergency organisations, at unit level, the SES is manned totally by volunteers. We currently have approximately 45 operational and non-operational members and are constantly looking for more members to join us. You can find out how easy it is to become a part of our team on the "Join The SES" page on this site.
This site is aimed at every member of the community that live, work and go to school in our operational area. There will be regular updates posted to keep you informed of operational events and any up coming public relations events.
Our aim is to keep you informed about the job we do and the people who do it. Thanks for visiting our site. Stay a while and explore a little, you might just find something you didn't expect.
Chaps & Chainsaws 2013
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
The Chelsea team with property owner Ian Holman
Since the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires that ripped through Victoria on February the 7th 2009; VICSES members have been giving their time to go back to some of the worst affected areas to help residents whose properties remain littered with burnt and downed trees.
Last Updated (Saturday, 18 May 2013 11:26)
Braeside Park Navigation Exercise
Just A walk in the park?
The magical trophy's for the navigation exercise
The Chelsea SES volunteer members took to Braeside Park tonight (8/4/2013) to take part in a training exercise dedicated to navigation. The crew were split into 5 teams and then sent out into the night with a series of clues and maps to locate points within the park and bring back markers. At the end of the exercise, the team with the most points won!
Last Updated (Monday, 08 April 2013 23:34)
Thanks Bunnings & Dulux
Funny who you see in a Bunnings store?
The Dulux dog was right on the money
Chelsea members Ria, Steve and Phil visited Bunnings Moorabbin store in Warrigal Rd this morning to receive a cheque from Bunnings and Dulux for a promotion that ran through Easter at the store that saw Chelsea SES receive a percentage from every can of Dulux paint sold.
Chelsea member on deployment
Tornado Alley Strikes at the heart of Victoria
This home lost its entire roof
Just before 8pm on Thursday evening (21/03/2013) the Bureau of Meteorology believes at least 2 tornado's touched down in and around the Victorian border town of Mulwala and along the Murray River. Winds reportedly hitting speeds of between 250 and 300kph, hit towns in the area leaving a trail of devastation normally associated with tornado alley in the Midwest of the US.
Last Updated (Sunday, 24 March 2013 17:06)