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Victorian Emergency Crews Return Home

POSTED: 
5 April 2017

Another group of Victorian emergency personnel returned home today after providing incident management support in Queensland, following the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

The team of eight people from the CFA, SES, MFB and Emergency Management Victoria have spent the past six days working in Incident Control Centres and the Queensland State Control Centre.

They have been working in the cyclone-hit areas of Toowoomba, Mackay, Logan and Brisbane, undertaking planning, logistics and operational roles. Another two Victorian emergency services personnel remain in Queensland to provide recovery support and are expected to return on Friday.

A group of 35 relief workers from the Victorian Red Cross also deployed to Queensland, have been providing psychological first aid at relief centres in Rockhampton and assisting Queensland Police with the Register Find Unite service. They are expected to fly home on the weekend.

Victoria’s emergency services will continue to provide extra support to Queensland as requested and when needed.