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Fiskville update #16 - from Acting CEO Euan Ferguson
Environmental engineering firm Cardno Lane Piper has begun site assessments at CFA's regional training grounds, which will include assessments of soil, groundwater, surface water and fire fighting water quality.
Last week they began work at Penhurst, drilling bores and taking soil and ground water samples from various locations around the site. Sample collection from all our regional training grounds will continue throughout October.
In another development on this project, Regional Directors, Managers of Training and Development, PAD supervisors and representatives from Operational Training and Volunteerism will meet this week to plan the transition of the regional training grounds to being run centrally.
The purpose of this shift is to elevate the importance of the field training grounds within CFA's management structure and implement more consistent processes, standards and procedures.
These facilities are very important to us and to our people and I'm confident that this two-day workshop will allow us to work through any issues with the transition and ensure that our services to local members continue to be delivered to a high standard and that local connections with the grounds are maintained.
This week we will be meeting with Monash University to continue discussions around the Health Impact Study, and we will also be continuing to publish the results of independent water testing on our website as we receive them.