New home for VICSES Heidelberg Unit volunteers

New home for VICSES Heidelberg Unit volunteers

30/07/2022, 1:03 PM

The VICSES Heidelberg Unit will now be located on Waterdale Road in Heidelberg Heights, replacing their old facility in Alphington, which was no longer fit-for-purpose.

This state of the art facility incorporates environmentally sustainable design principles and includes five motor bays, administrative offices, a training room, turnout area and a well-being area for volunteers.

Volunteers from the VICSES Heidelberg Unit are among the most active in Victoria, responding to more than 1,013 requests in the 2021/22 financial year. With 85 active volunteers, this new facility will reflect VICSES’s commitment and dedication to the local community and enable an expansion of local services.

The fit-for-purpose facility will help VICSES to recruit and retain dedicated volunteers, as well as to continue protecting the Victorian community responding to rescues, floods and storms, and provide valuable assistance to partner agencies.

The new facility was officially opened today by the Honourable Anthony Carbines MP, State Member for Ivanhoe, Minister for Police, Crime Prevention, and representative for Minister of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp, alongside local council members and VICSES CEO Stephen Griffin, VICSES Chief Officer Tim Wiebusch, VICSES Regional Manager Ray Jasper and proud Unit Controller Luke Francis.