By Jed Lanyon
Healesville SES crews tended to a large tree that had fallen across Myers Creek Road at around 4.40am on Friday 24 May.
The early morning job took longer to clean up than the SES had anticipated due to the size of the tree.
This incident comes just days after Healesville SES’s open day session on Saturday 18 May, highlighting some of the work that SES volunteers undertake.
The open day was a hit among locals with over 50 attendees coming along as well as one new member signing up as a volunteer.
This marks three new members across their recruitment drive and they still have room for more.
Those who attended the open day were treated to a road crash demonstration, a free sausage sizzle and Patty the Platypus mascot kept the kids entertained.
Healesville SES recruitment leader Lucy Aston is looking forward to seeing the new members in action and welcomes those interested in volunteering to sign up via www.ses.vic.gov.au/volunteer
If you would like to get a taste for what life in the SES is like prior to signing up then feel free to attend the weekly Healesville SES meeting every Monday at 7.30pm at 18 Argoon Rd, Healesville.