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Fiskville graffiti attack condemned

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Other

  3.38 PM 12 March, 2013

Location: District 15 News, General

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CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has condemned as cowardly a graffiti attack on a wall outside the recruit accommodation block at CFA Training College – Fiskville.

Police were called to investigate as soon as the vandalism was discovered early yesterday morning (Monday 12 March).

The words “toxic dump” and “shut down” were spray painted on the large brick wall on the Ballan-Geelong road.

“An extensive survey of Fiskville by Cardno Lane Piper found no groundwater contamination and no buried drums in any of the suspected areas,” Mr Ferguson said.

“CFA is making excellent progress implementing recommendations of the Professor Joy report, made public in July last year and is also working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency which is providing oversight of our environmental assessment activities at Fiskville.”

He said work would now begin to prepare for the installation of new water treatment facilities and the remediation of dams.

Town water will continue to be used for firefighter training while CFA works towards installation of a new water treatment system.

Mr Ferguson said CFA was committed to ensuring the work at Fiskville would produce a world class training facility to support the training of firefighters for decades to come.

Last Updated: 15 March 2013