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The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. It is made up almost entirely of volunteers, with 229 units located throughout New South Wales. The units comprise of approximately 10,000 volunteer members. While its major responsibilities are for flood and storm operations, the SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state. This includes road accident rescue, vertical rescue, bush search and rescue, evidence searches and other forms of specialist rescue.

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Kaylene Jones
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Flood risk communication

Managing animals in disasters: improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration

An analysis of building losses and human fatalities from natural disasters

Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements

Forecasting impact for severe weather

Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

Catastrophic and cascading events: planning and capability

Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies

Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering

Developing better predictions for extreme water levels

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering

Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data

Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact

Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning

Connecting communities: Integration of disaster preparedness measures at household, school, and community level, using a child-centered approach

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: A system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards

Community understanding of the tsunami risk and warnings systems in Australian communities

Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards

Why do people decide to drive through floodwater? Utilizing virtual reality to assess motivations and behaviour associated with driving through floodwater

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings

Enhancing resilience of critical road infrastructure

Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events

Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework

Capability needs for emergency & disaster management organisations

Valuing volunteers: better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency services

Improving decision-making in complex multi-team environments

National mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services