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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

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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

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

2 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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2 months ago  ·  

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

2 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

2 months ago  ·  

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

2 months ago  ·  

2 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

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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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3 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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3 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

3 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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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.
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4 months ago  ·  

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
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4 months ago  ·  

4 months ago  ·  

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.
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5 months ago  ·  

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: www.healthdirect.gov.au/how-to-perform-cpr
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5 months ago  ·  

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 emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
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5 months ago  ·  

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.
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5 months ago  ·  

5 months ago  ·  

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.
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6 months ago  ·  

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