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Juniors excursion opportunity

  • Junior Brigades are invited to attend night drills at Fiskville

By: Sonia Maclean

Category: Youth & Juniors

  11.14 AM 21 February, 2014

Location: General

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On the eve of the State Junior Championships, Fiskville State Training College is inviting Junior Brigades to come down to the College to observe career recruits undergoing their evening drills.

Operations Officer Chris Bigham said that the high activity night drills were more spectacular because you truly got a sense of the intensity of the fire.

“Often junior brigades come from smaller brigades and might not have the chance to see a really dynamic, full-intensity training drill,” he said.

Chris, who manages the career recruit courses at Fiskville, said that at the end of their three-month course, recruits were required to present a short session to a group.

“Junior Brigade members are a great audience for our firefighter recruits because they have good fire knowledge and aren’t afraid to challenge and ask relevant questions,” he said. 

“After the presentation, the junior groups are more than welcome to stay and watch the recruits in action durin gtheir night drills.

Junior leaders can contact Chris Bigham on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding timing and other arrangements for a visit. Note that the College is unfortunately unable to provide accommodation for visiting groups.

CFA currently has around 2200 junior members across the State.

In 2013  senior volunteer firefighters travelled from Koroit to train with the Fiskville recruits as described in this great story by Chris Alsop: Recruit fireys train with Koroit vols. 

For more information about the State Champs, click here.

Last Updated: 21 February 2014