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Your chance to see inside the SCC or ESTA

By: CFA Partnerships and Marketing

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  12.10 PM 28 April, 2017

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As part of National Volunteer Week, CFA is giving CFA volunteers the opportunity to take a tour and see what happens behind the scenes at the State Control Centre (SCC) or Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA).

State Control Centre Tour

Host: Emergency Management Victoria (EMV)

Location: SCC – 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne

Session one: Wednesday 10 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Session two: Friday 12 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Session three: Saturday 13 May from 10.00am to 11.30am

Session four: Saturday 13 May from 2.00pm to 3.30pm

The SCC is an important base that is run by Emergency Management Victoria (EMV). The centre is instrumental in working together with many emergency services to coordinate, lead and organise initiatives whilst supporting all communities.

The tour will start with an overview of the SCC workings and each agency’s usage.

Participants will then be split up into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour of the sections within the SCC to find out for themselves the work that is accomplished using real-life situations.

Sections will include

-       Intelligence including mapping

-       Social Media

-       Public Information

-       Fban – Fire Behaviour Analysis

-       Airdesk

-       Resources and logistics

There are 40 places available on each SCC tour.


Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority Tour

Host: Anthony Jones – ESTA

Location: ESTA – 33 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East

Session one: Tuesday 9 May from 4.00pm to 4.45pm

Session two: Tuesday 9 May from 5.00pm to 5.45pm

ESTA is dedicated to delivering quality community safety services to the Victorian Public by providing the critical link between the Victorian Community and the State’s emergency services agencies.

The tour will start with an overview of ESTA followed by a tour and question and answer time.

There are 12 places available on each ESTA tour.

If you are interested in attending a tour please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 5 May and include your name, contact number, CFA volunteer number, tour, and preferred time.

Last Updated: 04 May 2017