Busselton SES unit | Meet Zac Kaeding

SES volunteer Zachary Kaeding has been a member of the Busselton unit for almost 10 years after joining the group at the age of 21.

While he has not had to experience a particularly memorable call out, he said there was a feeling of great satisfaction among the team at the end of a job. 

“You feel satisfied that the team have accomplished something and helped people,” he said.

Mr Keading first joined the unit as a way to meet new people and give back to the community.

“As well as learn new skills,” he said.

“My favourite thing about joining the unit is the people, not one person is the same as the next.”

When Mr Kaeding isn’t volunteering with the SES, he works a two-and-one fly-in-fly-out roster at a mine site, where he works as a mobile machine operator. 

At home he likes to go camping and fishing with his family, and have fun.

“You got to have fun,” he said.

Even though Mr Keading currently works FIFO, he is still an active member and is able to commit to the unit when he is at home.

Mr Keading is experienced at storm damage and adapt on a roof - although this can be fun in training - he would rather not be on your roof during a storm.

So he asks, “Have your trimmed your overhanging trees and cleaned your gutters before the storms come?”


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