WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 19 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has been active assisting in a number of multi-agency activities during the current bush-fire emergency.

With the current reduction in fire activity, and the restoration of communications around Bega, all WICEN activities have been suspended. Well done to all involved.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 12 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has been active assisting in a number of multi-agency activities during the current bush-fire emergency.

During the week WICEN NSW and WICEN ACT partially refreshed the team at Bega. This was sent at the request of the NSW VRA, to assist in re-establishing radio communications services, disrupted by fire activity, for the local VRA squads and other local agencies. WICEN thanks CREST for their significant contribution of equipment and expertise to the effort.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 5 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has been active assisting in a number of multi-agency activities during the current bushfire emergency.

WICEN NSW and WICEN ACT have sent a team to Bega, at the request of the NSW VRA, to assist in reestablishing radio communications services, disrupted by fire activity, for the local VRA squads and other local agencies. WICEN thanks CREST for their significant contribution of equipment and expertise to the effort.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 29 December 2019

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WICEN, and other VRA squads, continue to support the RFS at various Fire Control Centes (FCCs), currently at a reduced level, although this is subject to change. Other WICEN members are active on the fire-ground with the RFS; and with the SES.

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, 22 December 2019

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WICEN, and other VRA squads, continue to support the RFS at various Fire Control Centes (FCCs), and at the Bush Fire Info Line at Olympic Park. Other WICEN members are active on the fire-ground with the RFS, and with the SES.

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, 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.

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