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.
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, three Deputy Controllers and five Section Leaders. These volunteers are each responsible for a key function, such as equipment, training and community engagement. They support the broader membership in serving the community.
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.
Connie is the ninth and current controller of the Broadmeadows Unit. She was appointed on 30 April 2016.
Shane Lapworth ESM
Shane served as the eighth controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 24 April 2008 until 29 April 2016. He was awarded the Emergency Services Medal in 2017.
Brett served as the seventh controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 22 November 2002 to 23 April 2008.
Kenneth G Robinson
Kenneth served as the sixth controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 31 July 1998 to 21 November 2002.
David served as the fifth controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 12 June 1990 to 30 July 1998.
David served as the fourth controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 05 March 1990 to 11 June 1990.
Eugene (Hugh) Rushton
Hugh served as the third controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 01 March 1982 to 04 March 1990.
SF (Frank) Pretty
Frank served as the second controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from 13 April 1976 to 28 February 1982.
Jeanette served as the first controller of the Broadmeadows Unit from its founding in 1972 until 12 April 1976.