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Chief Officer feels the heat
Recently the Chief Officer and his Deputy Chief Officers along with State Duty Officers went back to the basics of PAD drills at Fiskville.
The first part of the day involved going through the locker storage and operation of the new Aerial Pumper, Type 3 & 4 Pumpers and a look over the new Heavy Tanker.
Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said “Skills maintenance is a really important thing for all of us in CFA” recommending members get their knowledge up to date.
Each drill was supervised by Fiskville PAD Operators and crews were responsible for rolling hose and packing up before being sent on to the next job. Crews worked on various industrial flammable liquid fires and also a structure fire involving missing persons.
Size-ups, SPADRA (Safe Personal Approach, Dynamic Risk Assessment) and RECEO (Rescue, Exposure, Containment, Extinguish, Overhaul) were used throughout the day.
All the crews thoroughly enjoyed the break in their normal hectic schedule to revisit some of our most basic work performed by our fire-fighters (and I think a few of them would have slept well that night!)