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Captains' day out at Bangholme
CFA’s Eastern Metropolitan Region held a day out at the Bangholme Training Campus last Sunday (19 May) with 22 of the District’s Brigade Captains and the full Operations team.
District 13 Operations Manager David Renkin said it’s the second time they’ve run the event as a way to bring the fun back into CFA.
“We don’t get much of an opportunity to get together as a full team and have a play and go back to the basics,” he said.
“It’s a great way to build resilience amongst our Captains and also build relationships.
“It also gives us a chance to discuss any issues and problem solve.”
The group undertook a range of training exercises including a gas attack, running fuel fire and a car into a pole rescue scenario.
Dandenong Fire Brigade also brought their chemical detection unit for everyone to look through and learn about the specialist equipment. The group were then taken through a Hazmat scenario.
The Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group, comprised of axillary brigade members, provided food throughout the day.
“The large amount of involvement and interest from across the district was pleasing to see and was a great networking opportunity,” Mr Renkin said.
“I look forward to facilitating more of these events and, most importantly, having fun!”
Images by Colin Brown - CFA