About

The Craigieburn VICSES Unit is proud to serve the communities within the Hume and Whittlesea Councils. Its range extends north to Beveridge, west to Oaklands Junction, and Yuroke, south to through Roxburgh Park and Somerton and east to Wollert and Eden Park. Craigieburn SES Unit also provides backup support to neighbouring SES Units if required.

Our capabilities

Beyond the general rescue duties that all active members are qualified to do, there are also some unit members who have undertaken specialised training in the fields of:

  • USAR (Urban Search and Rescue)
  • Chainsaw
  • Boating
  • Rooftop
  • Search and Rescue
  • 4 Wheel Driving
  • Maps and Navigation
  • Road Accident Rescue

Vehicles and Equipment

Craigieburn Unit has three vehicles at its disposal, two of which are road accident certified.

Craigieburn Rescue
Rescue is our primary response vehicle, a Hino Heavy Rescue truck. It is equipped with all of the tools that we would require on a job, such as generators, cutters and spreaders, hydraulic and air powered tools, stretchers, ropes, blankets, first aid kits, acroprops, chocks, chainsaws, climbing harnesses and ladders for generalised rescue.

Craigieburn Rescue Support
Rescue Support is a converted Ford Ranger Ute that is road accident certified. It is kindly provided by by Hume City Council and includes our main rescue equipment to support our primary rescue vehicle.

Craigieburn Transport
Craigieburn Transport is Nissan Patrol 4WD. As a transport vehicle, its role is split between responding to storm incidents as well as providing 4WD capabilities for complicated rescue and land search incidents.

Craigieburn Storm Trailer
Aside from the three rescue vehicles, Craigieburn also utilises a storm trailer equipped with water pumps and hoses, kindly donated by Jemena.