It seems not even the SES is safe from theft. Northcote SES has had tools & equipment stolen from one of its marked trucks at the Darebin Enterprise Centre in Alphington. Although known as the Northcote SES, they serve all of Darebin, most of Yarra and part of Banyule.
The SES is a volunteer organisation. There are 5500 volunteers across Victoria donating over 500,000 hours of their time last year, providing 24 hour response to emergencies. These guys do great work in our community, so to steal the equipment they need to help us out when we need it, is a pretty low act.
Let’s hope they are able to recover their equipment before the next time Melbourne is hit by a wild storm or flooding.
14 Aug 2013