22 May 2019
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About WOW Day
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
It is a day of recognition and appreciation where the dedicated work of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers is celebrated across Australia.
The focus of WOW Day is to encourage the community to show their support in a very simple but highly visible gesture by wearing the colour orange. This is the colour worn by SES volunteers.
There are 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia who each year collectively provide around a million hours of their time to help communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
SES volunteers have a passion for helping people in the worst of weather and at the hardest of times, helping with storm and flood operations and other rescue activities.
All SES volunteers devote a considerable amount of time to skills development and training to ensure they are capable to effectively carry out the diverse range of tasks that come with being part of a dynamic and trusted volunteer emergency service.
On WOW Day, the simple concept of wearing orange will show your support of SES volunteers across Australia and will show that they are valued by the communities they support and keep safe.