VICSES Community Matters, Edition #2 is out now.
This quarterly publication is designed to keep you informed of important agency activity and updates and news from each region.
In this issue, we pay tribute to our dear colleague and friend, John Parker, Assistant Chief Officer, Regional Manager for the North West Region, who passed away in January. John was a respected member of VICSES and the sector, having served in a number of VICSES regions and head office over 14 years, in addition to time at MFB. Please see page 18 for a special tribute to John and his career at VICSES.
We acknowledge our members who received honours on and around Australia Day for their extraordinary contribution to the Victorian community. Congratulations to Mildura Unit Controller, Michael Hellwege; Gisborne Deputy Controller of Operations, Dianne Dale; Chelsea Unit Controller, Ron Fitch; and former Stratford Unit Controller, Steve Pendrick. More information on these achievements can be found on pages 4-5 and 13.
We honour the important contribution our women make to VICSES and the emergency services sector for International Women’s Day with a special feature on some of the women of VICSES on page 6-7.
On page 8 we celebrate an important event on the VICSES calendar, the annual Midsumma Pride March, which attracts more and more VICSES members each year.
Finally, the VICSES 2018-2022 Strategic Plan was launched at an all-staff briefing on 1 March, following an extensive period of consultation and development involving many members from across the organisation. We take a look at this plan in more detail on page 25.
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We hope you enjoy this issue.