VICSES Orange Podcast
The incredible career of Stephen Warren ESM

The incredible career of Stephen Warren ESM

April 20, 2021

Episode 6: Assistant Chief Officer Stephen Warren ESM has spent 43 years at VICSES, including 32 years as a staff member. In that time he's achieved extraordinary things, and helped the agency become the community and volunteer-driven powerhouse it is today.

Celebrating female leaders at VICSES

Celebrating female leaders at VICSES

March 5, 2021

Episode 5: as the world celebrates International Women's Day, Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) puts the spotlight on two incredible female leaders in our organisation.

This episode features Volunteer Support Officer and former Bairnsdale unit controller Karina Osgood and South Barwon unit controller Lisa Keys - who have dealt with a major bushfire and a tornado between them.

Learning from History - 2010/11 floods

Learning from History - 2010/11 floods

February 8, 2021

Episode 4: two female VICSES leaders - Rochester unit controller Judith Gledhill and Horsham unit controller Crystal Sanders - reflect on the effects of the 2010/11 floods, and how the agency has improved since.

The great Victorian road trip

The great Victorian road trip

December 22, 2020

Episode 3: a pair of VICSES road crash rescue veterans provide valuable and eye-opening advice to Victorians heading to regional areas this holiday season. This episode features Wodonga Unit Deputy Controller Lisa Wise and Swan Hill Unit Controller Darren Barnes.

The unsung volunteers

The unsung volunteers

December 2, 2020

Episode 2: Behind every dedicated and brave VICSES volunteer is a network of people making their own sacrifices.  The organisation wishes to thank them as part of the annual 'Your Family, Our Family' campaign.

This episode features Broadmeadows volunteer/Orange Knights secretary Shane Taylor and Gisborne unit volunteer Ross Evans - both proud Dads and active VICSES members.

Orange skies, orange uniforms

Orange skies, orange uniforms

October 20, 2020

Episode 1: two VICSES volunteers reveal how their small towns in Victoria’s east coped with the 2019/2020 bushfire crisis. This inaugural episode features Bendoc unit controller John Reed and Cann River unit volunteer Sara Matthews – both of whom wore orange uniforms under orange skies.

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