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Latest News

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."
"John knew that the unit needed to better reflect changes in society to get the right people."
"They will challenge their command, medical, extrication, and technical abilities."
Congratulations to our newest Emergency Service Medal (ESM) recipients, Jo Hunter and Kylie Trott.
Female volunteer Jo Hunter faces camera in orange SES uniform with an SES truck in the background
"Our relationships, made and tested by events, save lives."