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A big thanks to one of our Broady volunteers who is heading up to Queensland to assist with Incident Management for the fires currently impacting the state. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

Additional imagery from Monday nights training exercise ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Last night, we participated in a land search training exercise organised by our friends at SES Northcote Unit, along with SES Essendon Unit, SES Footscray Unit, some members of the SES Central EAST Regional HQ Unit and St John Ambulance Victoria volunteers.
With over 100 volunteers scouring the parklands for 4 "missing" teenagers, crews had to navigate thick scrub, search for evidence and missing children, and extract a casualty.
Huge thanks to Northcote for organising a great night of training!
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6 days ago  ·  

A very happy Father’s Day to all the dads, dads to be, stepdads, granddads, honorary dad’s and father figures in our lives. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Wondering how to discuss emergencies with your kids? Have a look at this: ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Problem: when tidying up the unit, volunteers found quite a few old shelves that needed to be thrown out
Solution: hand tool practice!
Victoria State Emergency Service volunteers train weekly to maintain their skills with hand tools, power tools, chainsaws and our very impressive demolition saws.
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3 weeks ago  ·  

With all this weather happening, now's a great time to brush up on when to call us. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

Damaging wind gusts (90–110 km/h) are likely to extend across the Melbourne area overnight from about 2am–8am, with locally destructive winds possible across the southwest of Victoria.

Check the latest warnings from our friends at the Bureau of Meteorology at ow.ly/cjMW50vrnvs

To report storm damage call the Victoria State Emergency Service on 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria. For life-threatening emergencies, always call Triple Zero (000).
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1 month ago  ·  

Ahead of the forecast severe weather, now's a good time to prepare your home.
Remember to secure loose items such as outdoor furniture and check to ensure gutters, downpipes and drains are clear.
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1 month ago  ·  

Last night at the Central awards dinner Jenn Schembri received her 15 year bar to her long service medal and Bill Creed received his 30 year bar to his long service medal. Both members have made significant contributions to there communities during this time and are long standing members of the Broadmeadows unit. Congratulations to both on receiving these honours. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Last night we had a group of volunteers and trainers, spending the night on how to drive our 4WD and our Rescue trucks . Convoy and individual driving techniques were applied. Next week we concentrate on trailer hitching and reversing ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Crews were kept busy last night with a large tree branch that had fallen across Bungay St in Fawkner. Volunteers from Broadmeadows SES were on scene and removed the traffic hazard in cold and wet conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Today a team of Broadmeadows volunteers were able to remove this tree which was blocking access and potential buildings damage to the property. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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

2 months ago  ·  

John Walters Director from the Lalor Bowling Club presented the unit with a life saving defibrillator machine to improve the wellbeing of our volunteers ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

4 months ago  ·  

Thank you Lizzie Lizzie A. Blandthorn ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

Thanks for the support BZThanks 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! Who are we kidding: we’d never look as good as them in orange!

SES Whittlesea Unit SES Broadmeadows Unit SES Craigieburn Unit

#ThankYouSES #WOWDay
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4 months ago  ·  

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

4 months ago  ·  

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 ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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

4 months ago  ·  

SES Broadmeadows Unit's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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

4 months ago  ·  

SES Broadmeadows Unit's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

Campbellfield factory fire UNDER CONTROLUPDATE: The fire is now under control, thanks to the efforts of firefighters.

More than 175 firefighters remain on scene in Campbellfield, battling a large factory fire which broke out this morning.

Firefighters have the blaze surrounded and are working hard to bring it under control with the help of firefighting aircraft.

When crews arrived on scene at about 6.40am, they were confronted by flames and a large amount of smoke.

However, their efforts have significantly reduced the smoke plume.

The premises is approximately 50m x 50m in size and is believed to contain dangerous goods which have caused a number of explosions.

MFB working closely with the EPA to establish the type and contents of goods stored at the premises, to ensure the safety of responding firefighters and the community.

MFB is using Remote Piloted Aircraft (drones) to gather intelligence about the size and spread of the fire to assist in firefighting operations.

It is likely that this will be a protracted incident and community members are advised to avoid the area to allow emergency services to continue to conduct their operations.

A community meeting will be held at 2pm this afternoon at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows, 1079 Pascoe Vale Road.

MFB has evacuated community members from Scammel Street, Dennis Street, and Foden Av.

Anyone impacted by the smoke should take shelter indoors, close windows and doors, turn off heating and air-conditioning and if required, seek medical advice.
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5 months ago  ·  

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: emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/?=&bbox=145.1678466796875%2C-38.01564013749379%2C146.217041015625%2C...
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5 months ago  ·  

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

5 months ago  ·  

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
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6 months ago  ·  

SES Broadmeadows Unit's cover photo ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·