Craigieburn SES helps fire victims

Media Release

Victoria State Emergency Service’s (SES) Craigieburn Unit will be coordinating a tree cleanup weekend to assist victims of the Mickleham fires earlier this year.

Together with Broadmeadows SES and Craigieburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), volunteers will be clearing fallen trees blocking roads and affecting community access on the weekend of 31st May and 1st June.

SES is Victoria’s response agency for flood, storm, earthquake and tsunami emergency. SES volunteers are always ready to keep people and property safe when disaster strikes, but they also work tirelessly to provide just as much support to affected communities.

Craigieburn SES Unit Controller Martin Ledwich said that it was important to continue to support fire victims through the entire recovery phase.

“It’s of no surprise to me that we have an overwhelming response from our volunteers who are willing to dedicate a weekend away from their families in support for fire victims,” he said.

“Over the weekend we’ll be working tirelessly to clear trees that have blocked roads and access to buildings.

“We live, work and play alongside many who were affected, and this is another chance for us to help. We assisted during the fires, and we’ll be here until our community has fully recovered.”