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Real-life incident - this happened just near Harvey:
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Harvey SES-RAR, 15 Harper Street, Harvey, Western Australia. 6220
Harvey
SES-RAR
Headquarters
Note: The Harvey SES do not go out to all road accidents in our area, but only to incidents where people are trapped. This is usually determined by the Ambulance or Police Officers at the scene, then we are called out, unless it is a major incident in which we may get called earlier.
Yes, the Harvey State Emergency Service Road Accident  Rescue Unit is a vital, active contributor to the safety of all road users in our Shire.  
New members are needed urgently in all areas of the Harvey SES!
Date: Friday 27th November 2015, 9.57am
Type: MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) - Car vs. Tree - person trapped
On site: Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, Traffic Management
Details: When we got the call-out, there were about 13
responders at the scene (4 Police, 4 Firies, 2 St. Johns and 3
Traffic directors) all waiting for the Harvey SES to arrive at
the scene (NO we were not late to arrive - see below note). We
bring the Rescue Truck with all the gear (Jaws of Life, etc.), and
our SES Road Accident Rescue team members are trained and have
the experience in extracting persons from a vehicle wreck.
The elderly lady was removed reasonably easily, lead by our SES
team leader and assisted by the Harvey Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service members. She was then transported to hospital via the RAC
Rescue Air Ambulance Helicopter.
Job well done!

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New HQ Building
Green light for emergency hub
KEN UTTING - Harvey Waroona Reporter on September 25, 2014, 11:34 am
Harvey's million-dollar emergency services hub will be constructed next year following funding approval last month. The money has come from the emergency services rates levy through the Local Government Grants Scheme. Department of Fire and Emergency Services South West Region superintendent Rick Curtis visited Harvey to give the project the green light last Tuesday.

He told members of the Harvey SES Unit and Harvey Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Service that the state-of-the-art Level 2 Incident Control Centre would be a significant facility. “Geographically Harvey is the largest Local Government body in the South West Region with a high risk factor, ” Supt Curtis said.“Harvey needs and deserves such a facility and I congratulate the Harvey Shire Council, the Harvey SES and bush fire services, and the staff at DFES in Bunbury for their work. “We can now run significant emergency events from here.”

Mr Curtis said the new hub would include an incident control centre, a new two-bay shed for the bush fire service and the existing SES building. All other buildings would be removed, including the Lions Club shed, to make way for the new facility. The incident control centre will include an operations room, a communications room, a planning and logistics room plus catering and training facilities.

Harvey emergency services manager Vaughan Byrd said it had been a seven-year battle to get the new facility approved. “It would not have happened without the support of Rick Curtis, Nick Elrick and Ross Bradshaw from DFES, Harvey chief bush fire control officer Phil Penny, and Michael Parker, Ron Scantlebury and Merv Stewart from the Harvey Shire Council. “Thank you all very much. It is great that the council supports us.”

The new facility will be modelled on the best aspects of the new Margaret River facility. The tender and construction phase will be handled by the Harvey Shire Council and community, and economic development manager, Patrick Quinlivan, said construction would start early in 2015.
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Harvey SES-RAR, 15 Harper Street, Harvey, Western Australia. 6220
Harvey
SES-RAR
Headquarters
About Us
HARVEY Volunteer
State Emergency Service
Are we needed?
Real-life incident - this happened just near Harvey:
Date: Friday 27th November 2015, 9.57am
Type: MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) - Car vs. Tree - person trapped
On site: Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, Traffic Management





Details:
When we got the call-out, there were about 13 responders at the scene (4 Police, 4 Firies, 2 St. Johns and 3 Traffic directors) all waiting for the Harvey SES to arrive at the scene
(NO we were not late to arrive - see below note).

We bring the Rescue Truck with all the gear (Jaws of Life, etc.), and our SES Road Accident Rescue team members are trained and have the experience in extracting persons from a vehicle wreck.

The elderly lady was removed reasonably easily, lead by our SES team leader and assisted by the Harvey Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service members. She was then transported to hospital via the RAC Rescue Air Ambulance Helicopter.
Job well done!
Note: The Harvey SES do not go out to all road accidents in our area, but only to incidents where people are trapped. This is usually determined by the Ambulance or Police Officers at the scene, then we are called out, unless it is a major incident in which we may get called earlier.
Harvey's million-dollar emergency services hub will be constructed next year following funding approval last month. The money has come from the emergency services rates levy through the Local Government Grants Scheme. Department of Fire and Emergency Services South West Region superintendent Rick Curtis visited Harvey to give the project the green light last Tuesday.

He told members of the Harvey SES Unit and Harvey Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Service that the state-of-the-art Level 2 Incident Control Centre would be a significant facility. “Geographically Harvey is the largest Local Government body in the South West Region with a high risk factor, ” Supt Curtis said.“Harvey needs and deserves such a facility and I congratulate the Harvey Shire Council, the Harvey SES and bush fire services, and the staff at DFES in Bunbury for their work. “We can now run significant emergency events from here.”

Mr Curtis said the new hub would include an incident control centre, a new two-bay shed for the bush fire service and the existing SES building. All other buildings would be removed, including the Lions Club shed, to make way for the new facility. The incident control centre will include an operations room, a communications room, a planning and logistics room plus catering and training facilities.

Harvey emergency services manager Vaughan Byrd said it had been a seven-year battle to get the new facility approved. “It would not have happened without the support of Rick Curtis, Nick Elrick and Ross Bradshaw from DFES, Harvey chief bush fire control officer Phil Penny, and Michael Parker, Ron Scantlebury and Merv Stewart from the Harvey Shire Council. “Thank you all very much. It is great that the council supports us.”

The new facility will be modelled on the best aspects of the new Margaret River facility. The tender and construction phase will be handled by the Harvey Shire Council and community, and economic development manager, Patrick Quinlivan, said construction would start early in 2015.