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Bass Coast Group's online presence

  • Operations Officer Peter Lucas and Bass Coast BASO Bill Barbour with students from Chisolm TAFE
  • Chisolm TAFE students demonstrating


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  3.52 PM 3 December, 2012

Location: District 8 News

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An online initiative uniting education, community and local brigades has launched in Bass Coast following a suggestion from Chisholm TAFE.

IT students requiring a project for their final assessment got in touch with Operations Officer Peter Lucas about six months ago to see if CFA had any requirements for a project they could work on.

After a few ideas were thrown around, it was decided to develop a website for the Bass Coast Group that offered the community a direct link to local brigades and an online identity for the brigades and Group.

As brigades in the Group service an area with an influx of tourists over summer, the website’s launch a few days before summer is very timely.

“Bass Coast is probably the busiest Group in the state with summer tourist pressures and events like the Grand Prix, Pyramid Rock and Tough Mudder, that really stretch the brigades’ resources,” says Peter Lucas.

“The website brings the brigades together and has provided them with a new Group logo, displayed on the site.”

As part of the project, a maintenance manual has been produced so that the local administrators in the Bass Coast will be able to update the website and develop it over time.

Accompanying the new site are Facebook and Twitter accounts set up for the Bass Coast Group.

The website gives links to key pages of the CFA website, including fires and warnings and fire safety pages.

Peter believes the website could become a great template for other groups to adopt.

You can visit the site here:

Last Updated: 03 December 2012