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Chaos in the Creek
Devon Meadows Fire Brigade held a special training scenario exercise at a main intersection in Cannons Creek on Monday 9 September.
Joseph Burr the event coordinator from Devon Meadows Fire Brigade said it took him around 3 months to organise the night. The exercise was based on the scenario of a multiple motor vehicle accident with persons trapped and one fatality (a dummy).
It included multiple agencies being involved on the night and due the nature of the scenario VICPOL were called in to gather information and assist with traffic control. CFA members were able to learn about which agencies were in control of this type of incident and the correct way to position emergency vehicles at an incident.
Langwarrin Rescue demonstrated and used their rescue equipment while cutting out the people acting as injured persons from the cars. Two members from Langwarrin Fire Brigade were being accredited on the night so it provided the ideal conditions.
The key points for the night were:
- A training exercise which provided CFA, St. John Ambulance and Victoria Police the chance to work together in a controlled environment.
- To provide members of Devon Meadows Fire Brigade the opportunity to train alongside agencies both internal and external to CFA.
The night ended with crews going back for a debrief and refreshments at the station.