About Us

Who are we

Broadmeadows Unit is run entirely by volunteers. We are one of 145 volunteer units in Victoria and we service the Hume and Moreland council areas.

Unit Membership

Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique skills. What unites us is our commitment to VICSES and our community. Our committed and dedicated volunteers have saved the lives and property of countless Victorians, providing these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

As a volunteer organisation, we recruit from our community. The unit is made up of volunteers who undertake a variety of roles such as operations, administration and training.

At any one time we have around 50 volunteers and we recruit periodically to maintain our numbers. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch and we will provide you with information on our next recruitment intake. Please note that as we are a community based organisation, our volunteers are required to live within our community service area.

Unit Management Team

The unit is led by the Unit Management Team that consists of the Controller, two Deputy Controllers and several Section Leaders. These volunteers are each responsible for a key function within the unit and they support the broader membership in serving the community.

 

Connie Lapworth
Unit Controller
Financial oversight
Responsibilities

Shane Lapworth ESM
Deputy Controller Operations
Service delivery
Readiness
Rosters
Emergency plans
After-action reviews
Responsibilities
Geoff Ashby
Section Leader Community Ed.
Events
Presentations
Engagement
Public awareness
Responsibilities
Ken Mudie
Section Leader Equipment
Maintenance
Selection of equipment
Responsibilities
Vacant
Section Leader Vehicles
Response vehicles
Trailers
Maintenance
Responsibilities

Shane Taylor
Deputy Controller Administration
Unit management
Recruitment
Membership
Responsibilities
Megan Lapworth
Section Leader Administration
Incident reports
Consumables
Uniforms
Fundraising
Responsibilities
Goldie Pergl
Section Leader Training
Program delivery
Responsibilities
Jon Saunders
Section Leader Training
Program planning
Responsibilities

 

Unit History

The Broadmeadows Unit is one of the oldest in VICSES. Our history dates back to 1972, even before the current names and logo we used. In those days, we were known as the Civil Defence Organisation but things have come a long way since then.

Since its foundation, Broadmeadows Unit has been served by nine Unit Controllers. This timeline allows you to research all of our previous Unit Controllers since 1975.