Fireys do train­ing

Seymour Telegraph - - KIDS SPEAK - Paces.

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

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