HOW WE SERVICE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
The Northcote Unit is one of 149 Units in Victoria. We have been servicing our local community for several decades with emergency response to severe weather events (from storms to bush fires) and assist our partner emergency services agencies when required.
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Search and Rescue Response
Northcote SES has a number of volunteer search and rescue roles, including flood and swift water rescue, search and rescue in remote and harsh environments, and road, air, industrial or rail (RAIR) incidents. These search and rescue activities are often conducted in collaboration with other authorities, including Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.
Storm and Water Damage Response
Significant damage can be caused to homes, businesses and community infrastructure as a result of a storm event. We are trained to respond to storm events to ensure that this property is protected from any further damage during or after a storm event. This may include deploying tarping, cutting fallen trees that have caused structural damage to your property and more.
We are the control agency for flooding in Victoria, which means that we are responsible for planning for floods, supporting community preparedness and managing flood response if they do occur. Northcote SES response to flood can range from preparedness advice, to helping our community protect essential services and property from damage.
We work closely with other emergency services and are Victoria’s largest provider for Road Crash Rescue. We free trapped persons, help Police with searches (people or evidence), assist major bushfire events and much more!
We are the control agency for flooding in Victoria, which means we are responsible for planning for floods, supporting community preparedness and managing flood response if they do occur.
We are the control agency for storms in Victoria, which means we are responsible for planning for storms and managing response if they do occur. Following severe storm events, our priority is to contain damage and make areas safe for our community.
COULD YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ORANGE?
From floods, storms, search and rescue, road crash rescue and much more – there’s a position for everyone at VICSES. Whether this may be operationally, or administration and fundraising, anyone can make a valuable contribution. It is a rewarding role, where you have the opportunity to make positive differences to your community every day!