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Project Expo this Sunday

  • 2014 Project Expo 14 Sept 2014
  • 2014 Project Expo 14 Sept 2014
  • 2014 Project Expo 14 Sept 2014
  • 2014 Project Expo 14 Sept 2014
  • 2014 Project Expo 14 Sept 2014

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  11.18 AM 9 September, 2014

Location: General

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More than 60 of the latest vehicles, equipment, IT platforms, programs and training resources will be on display THIS SUNDAY from 10.30am-5pm at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre Preston at the Emergency Services Project Expo.

CFA, DEPI, MFB, SES and the new Emergency Management Victoria are collaborating for the event to bring in displays representing 65 projects.

The displays will span a broad range of areas from operations and training to community safety, volunteer support and member health.

Members from all agencies are invited to come along at any time throughout the day to see what’s new, talk with project teams, and check out equipment and IT prototypes close up. Family, friends, industry contacts and colleagues are all welcome at the free event.

Prototype and newly-implemented equipment at the Expo will include:

CFA  Scoresby  Hoselayer, Technical Rescue Pod, Mobile Command Vehicle, Firefighter cooling harness, Hydraulic Pole Saw, Rooftop Safety, Alpine Vehicle, Mobile Training Props, Manage your Mental Health and other tools and resources to support volunteers.

MFB  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project (drones), Mark V pumper, new training centre at Craigieburn, Emergency Incident Action Plan (software platform/application)

DEPI  Prototype vehicle-mounted flame-thrower and self-propelled incendiary flare, and aircraft projects.

SES   New storm response trailer, inflatable rescue boat, transportable mass casualty shelter, 4x4 Medium rescue, FOV, Mobile Incident reporting app.

Up to ten vehicles will be at the expo including the MFB Mark 5 pumper and up to three large Mobile Command Vehicles.

EMV  New Emergency Services Integrated Communications Vehicle. Emergency Management Common Operating Platform  (collaborative internet-based data and information system)

To read more about the Expo and see a list of exhibitors please visit or

Event details:

When: Sunday 14 September, between 10.30-5.00pm

Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Bell St, Preston

Why: To showcase innovation in the emergency services sector

Cost: Free

Parking: Free, on site, includes four disabled spaces

What members said about the 2013 pilot CFA Project Expo:

“It was great to see what is going on, learn about projects I knew nothing about, meet people and discuss their projects. Well worth the time and effort. Do it again.”

“I think it showed how proud our people are in what they do and it was a great opportunity to showcase that.”

Last Updated: 11 September 2014