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VICSES invites community members to attend one of many Get Flood Ready Community Information Sessions this week.
Volunteers from our VICSES Wyndham and Wyndham West Units worked together with Victoria Police during a simulated exercise scenario called exercise Walkaway.
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has begun preparations for the risk of floods and severe storms this high-risk weather season and Victorians are being urged to start actively preparing too.
A brand new home for the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Chiltern Unit was officially unveiled today, at its new location.
A cold front bringing vigorous north to northwesterly flows will result in damaging winds and heavy rain for parts of the State.
Trees down due to high winds across Victoria
A brand new location for Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Heidelberg Unit, formally called the VICSES Northcote Unit, was unveiled today thanks to investment from the Victorian Government. The Unit will now be re-named the Heidelberg Unit.
"It’s always rewarding to put our skills and training to use helping others in their time of need.”
VICSES volunteers will this morning depart Victoria to support flood affected communities in New South Wales.
VICSES volunteers departing Victoria to support flood affected communities in New South Wales
"Each search requires around thirty-two hours of volunteer time for each rescue."