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MFB to resume hot-fire training at Fiskville - Acting CEO Euan Ferguson

By: Mick Bourke

  11.00 AM 8 October, 2012

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CFA today welcomed confirmation from MFB that it will resume hot-fire training at the Fiskville training ground from next week.

Acting CEO and Chief Officer Euan Ferguson again said that the Fiskville training ground is safe.

"All water currently used at Fiskville for training drills is town water, sourced directly from Central Highlands Water, and is tested every fortnight in accordance with the water management plan," he said.

"Fiskville is an extremely important training asset for the state and will continue to be for years to come - most important of all is that it's safe to use."

MFB's decision was taken after:

• It was agreed that the water source will be towns mains water from the installed above-ground tanks for both fire fighting and safety lines

• Receiving a letter from Worksafe that acknowledges "the continued operation of the Fiskville Training Facility in accordance with the risk controls associated with dangerous goods and fire fighting water presented during inspector visits conducted since 6 December 2011."

Mr Ferguson said today's confirmation is another sign of the positive working relationship between MFB and CFA.

"It's great that MFB recruits will be training under realistic conditions during hot-fire training at Fiskville," he said.

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