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This week the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) was recognised as part of the 2021 Victorian Resilient Australia Awards, announced as the winners across two award categories including Government and Photography.
It is a dark and rainy night. Two VICSES volunteers dressed in orange and safety harnesses are undertaking Safe Working from Heights training.
Between volunteering with VICSES and working as a full-time primary school teacher, life’s pretty busy for Monash Unit Officer...
David, wearing a blue shirt and glasses, standing on the Crown Riverwalk in Melbourne, arms crossed and smiling, blue sky, in front of a big picture of himself dressed in his orange VICSES volunteer uniform.
"This addition brings the total number of VICSES accredited road rescue provider units to a whopping 104 across the State."
"Emergency markers mean we don’t have to explore all of the tracks to find and assist hikers.” 
"It was a priority job and, I felt, hard to ignore.”
“All of us at the Nillumbik unit wish the young boy a speedy recovery, so he can continue to enjoy his school holidays.”
“With high winds expected over the weekend we would encourage people not to park under trees, as they may be compromised.”
"Expect aftershocks, and ensure to stay away from damaged buildings and other hazards."
"Trucks can be really hard to deal with, so we were lucky we could cut a hole through the roof"