Next generation of volunteers start training early
ZOE Magnusson has already started teaching her daughters the skills they'll need to follow in her footsteps as SES volunteers.
It may have been a bit wet at the Yamba Emergency Services Expo today but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who are used to working in the most adverse conditions.
Ms Magnusson said she started working with the SES after a storm ripped through Maclean in January last year she wanted to help out in any way she could.
"It's been really good, I've done things I'd never imagine myself doing, there is an amazing support network, a great team to work with," she said.
"All the different equipment and things you get to learn and get yourself involved with, honestly you just don't think about it until you are there and you are doing it."
Now her daughters Deliah and Ivy are keen to keep up the tradition.
"It's fun!" Delilah said.
"And you have to rescue people and I like rescuing people," Ivy added.
Yamba SES controller George Szekely organised the event and said about 600 people had gone through before the rain hit.