Media Releases

Media Releases for 2020-21. For media releases before 2020 click on the Archive link
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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.
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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).
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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).
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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.
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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.
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The public are being urged to prepare for above average rainfall and the potential for widespread flooding this spring.
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Media release - storm preparedness - 18 September
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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.
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An EMV press release from August 2020, talking about the upcoming bushfire season in 2020/2021.
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VICSES volunteers have cleared the last of the 3,200+ calls for assistance received since wild winds impacted Victoria (August 29th).
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An update regarding a severe weather system in late August, 2020.
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VICSES received over 1,750 calls for assistance overnight (August 26th-27th) as a result of wild winds.
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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.
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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.
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Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is the national day of recognition to say ‘thank you’ to SES volunteers.
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As part of the Emergency Management Flood Planning, the City of Ballarat is teaming up with VICSES to ask residents for their best flood-related pictures.
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Emergency crews from the VICSES and MFB have teamed up in storm-affected Melbourne this week, brought together by a sophisticated type of technology.

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