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Latest News

VICSES volunteers launch Wear Orange Wednesday with heartfelt reunion with Kalorama storm survivor.
Kalorama storm survivors reunite with VICSES volunteers
More than 50 volunteers and emergency responders participated in large-scale land and water-based search and rescue exercises at Lake Eppalock across the weekend.
VICSES Trainer Will Boyd showcases how to safely ignite a smoke flare.
VICSES units from across region combine to be named 'Best Emergency Service Display' at the Sale ANZAC Weekend Airshow.
VICSES Sale Unit Controller Codie Powell at the 2024 Sale ANZAC Weekend Airshow
VICSES Nillumbik Unit Controller Justin Kibell awarded Jagajaga Community Volunteer Award.
VICSES Nillumbik Unit Controller Justin Kibell with Jagajaga MP The Hon. Kate Thwaites
Eynesbury bus crash responders receive rare 'Commendation for Service' award.
Jackson Bell and COO Tim Wiebusch
VICSES personnel were awarded their accreditation as either a Level 3 Operations Officer or a Level 3 Incident Controller.
Our VICSES Baccus Marsh Unit receives their fair share of RCRs with unit members responding at all times of the day and night to rescue people from often horrific collisions.
"Arthur decided many, many months in advance that he was going to have an SES-themed birthday party, and his dedication to that choice has not wavered."
Five-year-old Arthur celebrated his birthday in SES style
"Volunteers will provide free tea, coffee, and snacks at a range of roadside during the Easter break."