WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 1 March 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

WICEN NSW Squad Captain and President Lindsay Bolstad attended the NSW Bushfire State Memorial Service, honouring the 25 firefighters and community members lost in the recent NSW bushfires.

"Drive vehicles under operational conditions" training is held this weekend. 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/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 23 February 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association. Recent rains mean fires across the state have been brought under control, and WICEN's support has concluded.

For members who have registered, "Drive vehicles under operational conditions" is being held next weekend. 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/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 9 February 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association has in the past week been requested to provide limited support to the NSW RFS. Support at this time is being provided to Bega FCC.

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/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 26 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has now ceased tasking members to assist the NSW RFS. The WICEN Committee would like to thank those members who during the recent bushfire emergency gave their time to assist, often at short notice and in difficult and stressful operating conditions.

A link to the BBC World's "Digital Planet" programme "Tech tracking Australian fires", featuring WICEN, is available here.

While a distinct entity, WICEN NSW is affiliated with the WIA.

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/

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