The Tasmania Fire Service responds to more than 350 house fires each year. Tasmania has one of the highest fire fatality rates per capita in Australia.
We provide a 24/7 response service to communities in the Derwent Valley – which is only possible through the help of our volunteers.
Derwent Valley SES responds to many types of emergencies and provides assistance during severe storms and floods, in road crash rescue, search and rescue, and a range of other general rescue activities. We also support other emergency service organisations, as required.
In addition to operational activities, the SES is responsible for planning, emergency risk management and supporting recovery. We support communities in the Derwent Valley to better understand emergency events by:
This could include incidents, events, people or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place . . . such as: