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Project Expo gearing up
With less than one month to go, preparations are in full swing for the first Emergency Services Project Expo on 14 September in Preston.
More than 60 projects from CFA, DEPI, MFB, SES and the new Emergency Management Victoria will be on show, spanning areas from operations and training to community safety, volunteer support and member health.
Members from all agencies are invited to come along at any time between 10.30 and 5pm to see what's new, talk with project teams, and check out equipment and IT prototypes close up. Family, friends, industry contacts and colleagues are all welcome at the free event.
Prototype and newly-implemented equipment at the Expo will include CFA's new Hoselayer (developed by Scoresby FB), Technical Rescue Pod, ArmCore Cooler Harness, Hydraulic Pole Saw (developed by Bendigo FB) and Alpine Vehicle.
DEPI will be bringing along prototypes including a vehicle-mounted flame-thrower and self-propelled incendiary flare, while SES will feature its new storm response trailer, inflatable rescue boat, and transportable mass casualty shelter. Up to ten vehicles will be at the expo including the MFB Mark 5 pumper and up to three large Mobile Command Vehicles.
When: Sunday 14 September, between 10.30-5.00pm
Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Bell St, Preston
Why: To showcase innovation in the emergency services sector
Parking: Free, on site, includes four disabled spaces
What members said about the 2013 pilot CFA Project Expo:
"It was great to see what is going on, learn about projects I knew nothing about, meet people and discuss their projects. Well worth the time and effort. Do it again."
"I think it showed how proud our people are in what they do and it was a great opportunity to showcase that."
Project Management Conference
This event for project managers and anyone who works on projects is coming up next week on 28 August. It's a chance to develop essential project management skills such as how to put together an effective business case. Participants can choose from a variety of sessions under four streams: Stakeholder, Finance, Methodology and Governance. Find out more.