Damaging and strong northerly winds are expected to develop following a gusty cold change later tonight. Ensure to tie down loose items, move vehicles undercover away from trees and be alert to dangerous road conditions. For more, www.emergency.vic.gov.au... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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 ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago ·
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 ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago ·
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. ... See MoreSee Less
Members of Broadmeadows SES attended the memorial service for the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires at the Royal Exhibition Building.
In 2009, the Broadmeadows SES Unit was called on to provide assistance with ground support, staging and equipment.
We remember those who lost their lives and livelihoods and thank all the emergency services personnel who gave countless hours to fighting the worst bushfire in Australia’s history. ... See MoreSee Less
Images from last night event with the unit active with the storm Requests for assistance that passed through the Campbellfield area. The majority of events where tree down and building damages ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago ·
🚨🚨SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING🚨🚨
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Bannockburn, KooWeeRup and the area northeast of Sunbury. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Geelong City, Greensborough and Ringwood by 4:50 pm and Craigieburn, Pakenham, Preston and Rosebud by 5:20 pm. Damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees. * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony. * Keep clear of fallen power lines. * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water. * Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. * Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads. * Stay indoors if possible. * Avoid using the phone during the storm. * If you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees * Listen to the radio for storm updates * Switch off your computer and electrical appliances
The next warning is due to be issued by 5:25 pm by the BOM. ... See MoreSee Less