The VCC Emergencies Ministry program has been placed on stand by to respond to the Tasmania and Victorian fire situation.
Stuart Stuart (State Manager) has been in contact with the Tasmanian Council of Churches (TCC) and Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in Tasmania.As a result of this contact and offer of support, the program has been placed on stand by to deploy a team of volunteers. The program has already supported TCC in the provision of generic tabards and administative forms to support a deployment campaign.
Two teams of volunteers were on stand by last night (7th January) for the fires in Western Victioria as a relief centre opened in Heywood. They were stood down on the morning of the 8th January.
Our readiness and preparedness to respond to any event remains high across the State.