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Thanks for the support BZ

Thanks to our brothers and sisters from the Victoria State Emergency Service for working with us to protect life and property.

In support we turned out turnout gear to an orange colour!

SES Whittlesea Unit SES Broadmeadows Unit SES Craigieburn Unit

#ThankYouSES #WOWDay

Tomorrow is WOW day so say #ThankYouSES with a photo of you or a group in orange

Tonight we were at the Footscray unit to examine our truck equipment layouts and how we can improve this for all members within our cluster group

Coming soon on the 22nd of May WOW day to help support and say thanks to SES volunteers

With the potential for more more heavy rain possibly leading to flash flooding, please ensure to stay safe and never enter floodwater, park vehicles undercover and ensure to drive to the conditions. Stay updated emergency.vic.gov.au.

Fawkner Scouts visited SES Broadmeadows Unit Unit this week.
We met the amazing volunteers who provide emergency assistance to minimise the impact of emergencies and strengthen the community’s capacity to plan, respond and recover, when emergencies occur.

The Scouts learnt how SES deal with emergency situations.
We were taken on a tour of their facilities which included their training site, offices, equipment and vehicles.

Thank you SES Broadmeadows, for your time and for making it an informative night. We appreciate the time you volunteer to help the community in difficult times.

This Watch & Act message is for Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Somerton.

There is a factory fire at Thornycroft St near Foden Ave, Campbellfield.

The fire is generating large volumes of smoke, which is spreading towards the Melbourne's CBD.

The fire is not yet under control.

Anyone located in Broadmeadows, Pascoe Vale and Coburg should take shelter indoors immediately.

Anyone located in these areas should shelter indoors from the smoke ensuring all exterior doors, windows and vents are turned closed and that heating and cooling systems are turned off.

This Watch and Act replaces the Advice message issued at 0730 hrs

Stay informed: http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/?=&bbox=145.1678466796875%2C-38.01564013749379%2C146.217041015625%2C-37.47703779669804&tm=1552793279412#!/warning/8148

Victoria State Emergency Service is often called to assist with buildings damaged by strong winds during a storm. To ensure our volunteers are safe, we utilise a roping system when working at height. Regular skills maintenance ensures our crews are always ready to assist the community when required.

Tonight we visited Essendon Unit to assist with their multi-agency event, showcasing what we can do to assist our friends at Victoria Police and the MFB (Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade).

#weworkasone

Members of Broadmeadows SES have once again been down at the Nar Nar Goon staging area, assisting our friends in the CFA (Country Fire Authority) and Forest Fire Management Victoria with the response to the Bunyip fire.

Victoria State Emergency Service provides staging and ground support to events such as this, with tasking ranging from providing equipment, welfare checks, staging area set up and support and general ground duties.

Today is International Women's Day.
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women's achievement, raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality.

29% of our Unit and a third of our Unit Management Team are women.
Broadmeadows Unit celebrates the changing face of emergency services to embrace all genders, and our volunteers’ drive and passion to get the job done. Whether they are in response or recovery, on the tools or in a control centre, women play a role in every aspect of emergency management.

Here are 5 of our wonderful volunteers - Jenn, Goldie, Connie, Charlotte and Angela in front of our primary rescue truck.

#balanceforbetter #IWD2019
#vicses #femalestothefront