WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 8 December 2019

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WICEN’s contribution to the current bush fire emergency is continuing. The group is providing several general and aviation radio operators in the Mid North Coast. Further operators are staffing the Bush Fire Information Line, located close to Olympic Park Station. Other VRA Squads, including AusCAP, the Australian Civil Air Patrol, are also active.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 1 December 2019

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WICEN’s contribution to the current bush fire emergency is continuing, however at a reduced level. Focus in now on the Mid North Coast and further north with WICEN ACT providing an ARO operator at Kempsey Fire Control. It is anticipated further WICEN support will be provided to this area next week. Other VRA Squads are also active in provision of support to the RFS.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 24 November 2019

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With widespread bush-fire activity across NSW, WICEN is currently assisting the Rural Fire Service is several locations. The organisation is providing radio communications operators for their Glen Innes, Kempsey, and Hawkesbury Fire Control Centres; the latter managing the nearly 2000 km² of the Gosper's Mountain fire north-west of Sydney. WICEN ACT is also providing resources to the RFS. WICEN operators have also been tasked to the Bush Fire Information Line at RFS State Operations at Homebush along with other VRA units, Marine Rescue, and SES.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 17 November 2019

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With unprecedented bush-fire activity in northern NSW, WICEN is currently assisting the Rural Fire Service by providing operators for their Glen Innes Command Centre. Currently there are two operators here. WICEN is also contributing operators for VRA's support of the Bush Fire Information Line at Homebush.

WICEN has recently received an urgent request for a further six operators to cover Kempsey and Wauchope, over the coming week.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 3 November 2019

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WICEN NSW is currently assisting the Rural Fire Service by providing operators for their Glen Innes Command Centre.

WICEN Training Day was held here at ARNSW today. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN will also be present at the Wyong Field Day on Sunday, 23 February.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 13 October 2019

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The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, including the new Classic Relay, runs overnight from Saturday October 26th to Sunday 27th. This event has one of the largest staffing requirements of all events which WICEN supports.

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 6 October 2019

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The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, including the new Classic Relay, runs overnight from Saturday October 26th to Sunday 27th.

Training was held here at ARNSW in Dural this morning. Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

Next Sunday, October 13th is Volunteers Memorial Day.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 29 September 2019

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The group's AGM was held at ARNSW last Saturday afternoon. The committee elected is:

President: Lindsay Bolstad VK2FLEA
Vice President: Neil Fallshaw VK2XNF
Secretary: Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Treasurer: Doug Rosser VK2DCR
Committee Members: Jan Van Ekris VK2FEB, Nicholas McLean VK2KXN, Eric van de Weyer VK2VE, and John Vetters VK2JV

The Hounslow Classic is a running event in the upper Blue Mountains, around Blackheath and Grose Valley, this weekend.

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