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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

Last night we had two members deploy the state lightning plant to the staging area at Nar Nar Goon supporting the fire services during this busy time

Monday nights training was also a night where we celebrated several members achievements throughout last year Charlie Azzopardi was awarded for his achievement on reaching a career high 500 RFAs Stefani Bernardi for member of the year and Shane Lapworth for officer of the year Well done to all

Our volunteers train weekly to maintain their skills.
Here are 3 of our unit members performing a training drill to transfer a mannequin casualty into a basket stretcher.
Members can be seen utilising a blanket lift to get the casualty into the stretcher, asking a bystander to assist and using rope to lash the casualty in.

Our volunteers are trained to respond to many types of emergencies - including life saving first aid.

Tonight, half of our volunteers completed their annual CPR refresher, whilst the other half practiced their casualty handling.

CPR saves lives. If you’ve not had training in CPR check this link for more info: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/how-to-perform-cpr

With potential rain and thunderstorms expected today, ensure you are prepared and that you clean out your gutters, park undercover, away from trees and secure loose items around your home.

Remember, never enter flood water. Stay updated https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/