Burnett fire crews undergo new training
A CENTRALISED Queensland Fire and Emergency Services drill is being held at Gayndah this week.
This drill will concentrate on gas fires and is being conducted at the Gayndah Disaster Management Centre at Gayndah Airport.
Gayndah fire captain Ron Mitchell said the disaster management centre provided a number of tools essential to emergency services and its training capability was one of them.
“We’ve used the centre several times already but we haven’t used it for what we are doing this week,” Mr Mitchell said.
“Hot gas training is mainly to teach crews how to approach LPG fires – you might have a car that has hit a gas cylinder or a barbecue that has caught fire, just general LPG fire stuff.
“You’ve got to be able to control the gas and isolate it, this is to teach our crews about how to do that correctly.”
Crews will pair up and train on different days to make for more precise training.
“They are coming over on different nights to make it easier for the trainers,” Mr Mitchell said.
EXPLOSIVE EDUCATION: Gayndah and Biggenden crews train with gas fires in Gayndah.