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District 23 Staff practise burn over drill

  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill
  • District 23 Staff participating in burn-over drill

By: Michael Daws

Category: People, Training & Recruitment, Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  4.01 PM 21 November, 2014


Location: District 23 News

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Casual clothes were the preferred dress code for District 23 staff attending work on Friday 21 November, when they carried out the burn over drill.

It was Operations Officer John Bigham’s idea to encourage the office staff to find out first-hand what brigades members practise each year.

All members of staff experienced what actions to take to set up the tanker’s heat shielding, in the cabin of the truck and while seated in the ROPs. While some minimal water made it in between the curtains and the ROPs, most people were able to stay dry.

After the drills, talks about what to do in our standard vehicles were undertaken, with discussions around travelling on Extreme and Code Red fire danger days or Total Fire Ban days with the preferred option for our staff to minimise non-essential travel on these days. While this is an important skill to have, we hope that our staff and members never have to implement this training.

Last Updated: 24 November 2014