Fireys do training
With the pending fire season and recent reports suggesting conditions will be dryer and hotter than usual, a number of emergency service organisations held a major training exercise at the State Motor Cycle Complex at Broadford on October 14.
CFA District 12 operations manager Rob Van Dorsser, and operations officers Carl Stibilj and Brian Wright, oversaw the exercise.
The training ground is divided into sectors concentrating on strategies and tactics for that area.
Each vehicle or group of vehicle rotates through the sectors under the watchful eye of a sector commander.
Areas covered include water movement, tanker tactics, driver education and working in the bush.
The aim is to provide all personnel with opportunities to refresh skills, learn new skills, radio operations and understand how to travel and work together with unfamiliar equipment and vehicles.
The roll-call of personnel and equipment was vast, and included CFA, DELWP and SES members.
The day concluded with a practical demonstration of how vehicles are able to protect themselves and others in the event of coming under direct fire threat.
Demonstration: DELWP’s Unimog Tanker is run through its