The State Emergency Service (SES) is a division of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management. We are equipped to provide emergency response services for severe storms and floods, road crash rescue, and a range of other general rescue and community support roles through our volunteers. We assist Tasmania Police in search and rescue operations, and play an important support role during major bushfires. We are the main adviser and facilitator for emergency management activities such as emergency management planning, risk management and the management of Tasmania's Natural Disaster Resilience Program and Emergency Volunteer Fund. Our work helps to make Tasmanian communities more resilient to natural disasters and to shape the future of the Tasmanian emergency management sector as a whole.