Media Releases

Media Releases for 2020-21. For media releases before 2020 click on the Archive link
Published: 
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.
Published: 
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.
Published: 
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.
Published: 
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.
Published: 
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.
Published: 
VICSES crews in Victoria’s south west are about to get schooled in all things boat rescue, following the region’s recent drenching. Members of the Hamilton, Balmoral, Dartmoor and Warrnambool units will head to Rocklands Reservoir and Lake Hamilton for intensive deckhand courses.
Published: 
La Nina is well and truly here, with a low pressure trough expected to drench the parts of the north east with up to 120mm of rain in just 72 hours (Oct 6th, 2020).
Published: 
Severe winds are expected to impact much of the state from Friday night, with VICSES urging Victorians to remain extremely vigilant around trees this weekend (2 October, 2020).
Published: 
Current Heywood controller Charlie Debono has put up his hand to head the Portland unit, after existing unit controller Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Stiles’ has decided not to renew another for another term after four years in the role.
Published: 
VICSES is urging Victorians to prepare for wet and wild weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirming today that a La Nina system will affect Australia this spring.
Published: 
The public are being urged to prepare for above average rainfall and the potential for widespread flooding this spring.
Published: 
Media release - storm preparedness - 18 September
Published: 
With above-average rainfall and possible flash flooding in the north west this Spring, residents are encouraged to plan ahead using VICSES’ latest, local resources.
Published: 
An EMV press release from August 2020, talking about the upcoming bushfire season in 2020/2021.
Published: 
VICSES volunteers have cleared the last of the 3,200+ calls for assistance received since wild winds impacted Victoria (August 29th).
Published: 
An update regarding a severe weather system in late August, 2020.
Published: 
VICSES received over 1,750 calls for assistance overnight (August 26th-27th) as a result of wild winds.
Published: 
The 2020 Emergency Services Blood Challenge is two thirds of the way through, and VICSES members are well on their way to eclipsing last year’s total.
Published: 
The Castlemaine unit in Victoria’s north-west has welcomed a brand new unit controller, with Victor Frendo taking over from previous controller Paul Fitzpatrick.
Published: 
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is the national day of recognition to say ‘thank you’ to SES volunteers.

Media Release Archive

View an archive of media releases.