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"Despite having four major floods this year, we had to perform four rescues last night."
"The videos will enable VICSES to use a geotargeted approach."
"Volunteers attended more call-outs than ever despite most Victorians being in lockdown."
"VICSES volunteers worked with Andrew “Chubby” Chalmers to better assist paramedics."
"We all had a job and we all knew what we were doing."
"A fantastic effort by all involved in this multi-agency event."
"A car collided with a fire hydrant, before colliding with a building, resulting in its structural collapse."
"Our volunteers will be using the technology in their community engagement programs."
This week the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) was recognised as part of the 2021 Victorian Resilient Australia Awards, announced as the winners across two award categories including Government and Photography.
Between volunteering with VICSES and working as a full-time primary school teacher, life’s pretty busy for Monash Unit Officer...
"This addition brings the total number of VICSES accredited road rescue provider units to a whopping 104 across the State."
"Emergency markers mean we don’t have to explore all of the tracks to find and assist hikers.”
"It was a priority job and, I felt, hard to ignore.”
“All of us at the Nillumbik unit wish the young boy a speedy recovery, so he can continue to enjoy his school holidays.”
“With high winds expected over the weekend we would encourage people not to park under trees, as they may be compromised.”
"Expect aftershocks, and ensure to stay away from damaged buildings and other hazards."
"Trucks can be really hard to deal with, so we were lucky we could cut a hole through the roof"
"With 50 active members, volunteers from the VICSES Knox Unit are among the most active in Victoria"
“A good first-aid person is as good as a nurse in situations like that."