WEAR Orange Wednesday was part of of a campaign to support National SES Week and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant was sporting an orange tie in Parliament this week as a demonstration of his support.
National SES Week, which finishes on November 18, is celebrated each year by State Emergency Services across Australia as a way of congratulating the 40,000 volunteers nationally for their hard work and dedication to helping people in times of need.
Although orange would not normally be his colour of choice for neck ties, Mr Grant said he was happy to parade around Parliament sporting the tie because of the important work SES volunteers do throughout the year.
"Nobody can underestimate the contribution made by SES volunteers. In the past year alone they helped more than 20,000 people during the flood emergency that swept across the state and isolated many communities, including towns in the Dubbo electorate," Mr Grant said.
Mr Grant paid tribute to deputy Macquarie region controller Phil Lalor and his dedicated team of SES volunteers who do so much to co-ordinate and assist with evacuation plans when communities are battling against the elements.