Media Releases

Media Releases for 2020-21. For media releases before 2020 click on the Archive link
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An earthquake described as ‘sounding like a truck smash’ has occurred north of Glenorchy, with over 200 official felt reports.
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North west media release for ten year anniversary of 2010/2011 floods across Victoria (which caused $1.3 billion damage).
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State-wide media release for ten year anniversary of 2010/2011 floods across Victoria (which caused $1.3 billion damage).
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North East media release for ten year anniversary of 2010/2011 floods across Victoria (which caused $1.3 billion damage).
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Mid West media release for ten year anniversary of 2010/2011 floods across Victoria (which caused $1.3 billion damage).
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Several chainsaws and a set of road rescue hydraulics, valued at around $20,000 and funded by the unit through local fundraising, were taken from the Warburton Hwy premises in Wesburn in the early hours of Wednesday (30 December).
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The Wyndham West unit will be given a $1,500 cheque during a digital presentation as part of the Manor Lakes Community Fund, 2020.
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After a massive 24 hours, local VICSES crews in Horsham are being relieved by a specialised team of Melbourne members from Brimbank, Port Phillip, Monash, Whittlesea, Greater Dandenong and Sunbury.
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Following a damaging overnight tornado, the Horsham community are invited to a digital and in-person meeting on Monday evening (7 December) to detail recovery and support options.
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VICSES crews have been called to 1,200+ jobs after winds of 124 kmh lashed parts of the state.
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Black Summer was an especially trying time for north east Victoria in 2020, with Tallangatta deputy controller Zachary West grateful that his strong family connections kept him supported during an alarming and dynamic time for the region.
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Hepburn Shire unit deputy controller Emily, who has serious health issues in 2020, has thanked her dedicated wife Katie and fellow unit members as part of the ‘Your Family, Our Family’ campaign, which highlights the sacrifices of VICSES member’s loved ones.
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Heywood unit member Rebecca Siddall has been part of the organisation for nearly two years, and has praised her fiance and family for fully supporting her as a VICSES volunteer.
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Cann River unit volunteer Sara Matthews has detailed her experience during Black Summer, and has praised her family for their support and love, which has fuelling Sara’s drive to support community through VICSES.
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Gisborne unit volunteer Ross Evans has had a massive year with the service, and has credited his family’s enthusiasm, support, and love, for being able to serve his community and wider Victoria.
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Bendoc unit controller John Reed has detailed the impressive unity in his town, during Black Summer. John has praised his wife and the other local wives for being the eyes and ears on the farm where spot fires emerged, and thanked their children for keeping livestock moving away from dangerous areas and generally protecting and patrolling the town’s family-owned land.
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As part of VICSES’ ‘Your Family, Our Family’ (YFOF) campaign this year, Broadmeadows volunteer Shane Taylor would like to highlight the sacrifices of his loved ones, including his late Dad.
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VICSES is preparing for floods this spring as the result of a La Nina, with three simple ‘Get Flood Ready’ steps now recommended to help you stay safe and reduce damage, costs and stress.
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As a vital part of flood preparedness, VICSES has been involved in testing out the region’s Incident Control Centres (ICCs), working under the health and safety requirements set by the COVID-19 personal distancing guidelines.
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With many Victorians heading to the bush this AFL Grand Final long weekend, VICSES are urging north east locals to check the Vic Emergency app and local forecasts for any hazards.

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