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Learning through case studies

By: Duncan Russell

Category: Operational Information

  11.41 AM 8 April, 2016

Location: General

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Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from incidents’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

A case study is an explanatory story based on a real-life incident that looks at what happened and why it happened. The aim is for people to learn from the case study so they improve their decision making in time-critical situations.

Each case study gives an overview of the incident containing all the important facts and a list of lessons identified. These lessons will help CFA members in a similar situation to make good decisions. 

Over the past 18 months, we have uploaded a series of case studies from Brigade magazine. To read about these incidents and what we learned from them, click the following links:

Docklands hi-rise fire 2014

Fonterra Stanhope factory fire 2014

Numurkah telephone exhange fire 2015

Somerton tip fire 2015

Kaladbro swamp peat fire 2015

Moyston fire 2015

Grain engulfment 2015

Portland stock ship fire 2015 

Blairgowie Marina boat fire 2016

If you have any observations or initiatives you would like to submit from your own experiences in emergency management, visit the Observation Sharing Centre:

Last Updated: 08 April 2016