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"I’m a mum, an employee, and - in a different context - I can pull someone out of a car.”
Lisa Emblem talks work, family, and a leading a VICSES unit in country Victoria.
"I had a confidence issue, but the only way to get better is to risk stuffing up."
“It’s never too late to challenge yourself; you might be pleasantly surprised.”
“I’m most proud of just giving it a crack in the first place,” says Tiff.
"Congratulations to our VICSES staff and volunteers for their necessary work during our most challenging times."
"The time to patch the roof is not when the storm hits, but while the sun is still shining."
“They perfectly embody what it means to be a VICSES volunteer. We could not be more proud of them.”
"The unit's illustrious past is a prologue to its extraordinary future."
"VICSES volunteer Harminder represents the spirit of volunteerism, and the spirit of the Games."
“It was one of the few times in my life I was scared.”
"A rainbow-adorned heavy rescue truck delighted the crowd by tooting its siren in a call-and-response with the volunteers."
"To receive such an award is a tribute from the people of Australia, to those who dedicate their lives to service."
"Victorian personnel will travel to Perth, Broome, and Fitzroy Crossing tomorrow to support communities."
"This latest summer storm is a reminder that early preparation is the best defence."
"VICSES volunteers set up an Incident Control Point to triage calls and manage resources on the ground."
"The new tools can even be used underwater."
"The lost man had last been sighted in the area Sunday lunchtime."
"Volunteer crews climbed the trail terrain for over an hour to reach the patient."