Roslyn Bickford

60

Harden Unit

I’ve always believed in the ethic “what you put into something you’ll get back twice-fold”.

What do you do as a NSW SES volunteer?

I’ve been a member of the Harden Unit since January 2011, having transferred from the Hornsby Unit where I had been a member for 3 years.

I currently hold a dual role of Unit Controller for the Harden Unit and Local Controller for the Hilltops LGA. I’m also the Harden Unit’s Training Co-ordinator and the SES representative on the Hilltops Local Emergency Management Committe (LEMC).

Why did you join the NSW SES?

I initially joined the NSW SES back in January 2008 when a friend of mine was the catering officer for the Hornsby Unit and told me she needed some assistance. As things turned out, I ended up doing very little in the catering area as I was soon asked to cross-train so as to help out in the Unit’s Operations Room which included acting as Duty Officer every couple of weeks.

I’ve always been a volunteer, right from when my children started pre-school. Being a volunteer with the NSW SES was a natural progression for me once my children had finished school. I’ve always believed in the ethic “what you put into something you’ll get back twice-fold”.

Describe the personal benefits you get from being an NSW SES volunteer?

I get a great deal of satisfaction in helping other people in my local community.

I’ve made some very good friends within my Unit and we treat each other as extended family members. I love it!


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