Brand new state of the art facility for VICSES Knox Unit volunteers

Brand new state of the art facility for VICSES Knox Unit volunteers

17/9/21, 5:34 am

Big congratulations to members of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Knox Unit, who this week moved into their new address at 607 Burwood Highway, Knoxfield, as part of a $6 million investment from the Victorian Government.

With 50 active members, volunteers from the VICSES Knox Unit are among the most active in Victoria, responding to 1,200 requests for assistance from July 2020 to June 2021 inclusive.

As Victoria’s largest Road Crash Rescue provider in the state, volunteers from the unit also responded to almost 60 calls for help in relation to road crash rescue incidents, in the last financial year alone (2020/21).

The new VICSES Knox facility is an important development for the community who count on the great work of our volunteers on a daily basis.


 

The new site will enable the VICSES Knox Unit to continue to respond effectively to the local community during floods and storms and assist Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and fire services throughout the state.

The new fit-for-purpose facility is co-located with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) local headquarters and reflects VICSES' commitment and dedication to the local community and will enable an expansion of local services, while supporting the retention and recruitment of new volunteers

Funding for the new unit is part of the government’s $125 million investment in VICSES capital works, ensuring the state’s emergency services volunteers are equipped with the resources needed to support Victorian communities. These projects are delivered on behalf of the government by the Community Safety Building Authority.