Our Values

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based organisation, providing emergency assistance to minimise the impact of emergencies and strengthen the community’s capacity to plan, respond and recover, when emergencies occur. 

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Our renewed Values reflect who we are today, and as we evolve and through our people and strategic enablers, VICSES is committed to remaining a sustainable organisation that takes us into the future.

Our Values
VICSES values


We pride ourselves on our credibility

  • We pride ourselves on delivering on our promises and commitments, and in doing the right thing consistent with our Values.

  • We are responsive, trustworthy, skilled, and respectful in our actions.

We are part of our community

  • We take a proactive, supportive, and empathetic approach to achieve community outcome.

  • We collaborate with our communities and partners, sharing knowledge and expertise.

  • We ensure we are integrated, connected, and engaged with our community.

Safety drives our decisions

  • We empower our people to work within their capability to ensure we don’t compromise the safety of our people and the community.

  • We promote open and honest conversations about the health and wellbeing of our people.

Focused and adaptable

  • We are disciplined in achieving our objectives; adaptable in our approach.

  • We recognise and respect the diversity of our capability.

  • We channel our resources to achieve results.

Together we are VICSES

  • We share a common purpose of working together without fear, favour, or prejudice.

  • We acknowledge that all our people contribute to, and enhance our ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.