Fourteen students from Casino have finished a 10-week internship program for the SES.
The students learned communication skills, basic first aid, leadership and flood and storm response.
Through hands-on lessons and practical demonstrations at the NSW SES Casino Unit, students learned how to prepare for an emergency.
The program included working with other emergency service agencies such as the Rural Fire Service and the Casino Volunteer Rescue Association.
The Casino students join more than 80 other youth from 10 locations across the state who graduated from the program this week.
Casino deputy unit commander Donna Lamont said it was great to see local students taking an interest in the SES and their community.
“Young people are our future, and the students who completed the Internship Program are highly engaged individuals who would be an asset to the SES,” Ms Lamont said.
The SES is already planning another program to run next year.