The orange jumpsuit that State Emergency Service (SES) members wear is familiar and comforting in times of crisis.
But when mother nature is not wreaking havoc, often the SES slips from the public’s mind, which is where Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) comes in.
Port residents are being encouraged to wear orange on Wednesday, May 23.
On WOW Day the public is encouraged to add a splash of orange to what they wear as a way to say “thanks” to the SES and the work its volunteers undertake.
“This is a day when the dedicated work our volunteers do for the community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is acknowledged in a very public way,” NSW SES Hunter Region Controller Mr Stephen Hart said.
“Seeing people wearing orange and decorating their workplaces and communities is a great way to let our volunteers know they are appreciated for all the times they have been there for the community.”
To get involved in WOW Day, wear orange on May 23, take a photo and upload it to social media with the hashtag #ThankYouSES.