Incident Management Team

Storm preparation and response is one of the core duties of NSW SES.

Every area of NSW is susceptible to damaging storm activity. Storms are the most costly natural disaster ahead of floods and bushfire. On average storms cause $196 million of damage each year. This is nearly 10 times that caused by bushfires. The most expensive natural disaster in Australian history was the April 1999 hailstorm in Sydney, which caused over $4 billion in insured and uninsured damage.




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Volunteering type

Planning, radio operations, organising teams, calling residents, gathering intelligence.

Fitness Requirements

Low level of fitness required for this role, however need to be able to sit for long periods and work in an office environment.

Time Requirements

Initial training requires regular attendance at the weekly Unit training nights to undertake basic training and ongoing exercises and professional development activities. After initial training, you will be placed on call and attendance will vary depending on weather conditions.

Skills requirements

The following training pathway is required:

  • Fundamentals & generic skills,
  • beacon (NSW SES Operations Management System)

After this training is completed, you will undertake training specific to your role in the IMT, such as planning, public information, operations etc.

Unit locations with this capability

Available at all Units and some Zone Headquarter Units.

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