Dr Faye Bendrups
Dr Faye Bendrups has been a volunteer member of VICSES for 15 years and served as a local SES Controller for 8 years. She has been deployed operationally numerous times within Victoria and interstate to major flood and fire incidents in roles such as Crew Leader, Safety Officer, Staging Area Manager or Base Camp Manager.
She is a past recipient of the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award for Leadership, a VFBV scholarship for a Cert IV in Frontline Management and an Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) grant for research into community-centred earthquake and tsunami response at the National Institute for Civil Defence in Peru.
Dr Bendrups serves on numerous EM reference groups at local, state and national levels including with EMV and AFAC, is President of the Victoria SES Volunteers Association, Vice-Chair of the National SES Volunteers Association and Chair of the ESF Alumni. She has led the State association and her local SES Unit through a period of change and development, working closely with communities and agencies.