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News 2013

An archive of news stories published in 2013 by the Victoria State Emergency Service

Published 20/12/2013

Many Australians are unaware of the risk of tsunami. With 50 per cent of our population living within seven kilometres of the coast, and with these numbers swelling during summer and holiday months, the possibility of a serious tsunami in the future is real.

Published 16/12/2013

Victorians can now access real-time emergency information from the new VicEmergency website and the updated FireReady app.

Published 13/12/2013

The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed the launch of a new app that will help people calling triple zero (000) identify their exact location when calling from mobile phones.

Published 10/12/2013

Rescuing people from isolated areas requires special skills - a fact Victoria State Emergency Service's (SES) Woodend Unit is all too aware of.

Published 06/12/2013

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells has marked International Volunteer Day (December 5) by paying tribute to Victoria’s emergency services volunteers.

Published 03/12/2013

This year Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) sponsored a team to take part in the annual Eureka Climb.

Published 26/11/2013

Sunday's episode of the science show Catalyst (ABC 1, 7.30pm) will explore disaster readiness and ways you can be prepared.