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Skills Maintained in District 14

By: Blair Dellemijn

Category: Training & Recruitment

  2.45 PM 14 August, 2013

Location: District 14 News, General

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Saturday morning (10th August), saw brigades from the Whittlesea-Diamond Valley Group come together to put their skills to the test at one of District 14’s Firefighter’s Skills Maintenance Days, held at the State Training College – Fiskville.

Crews participated in a multitude of scenarios including car fires, house fires, search and rescue, flammable liquids incidents, as well as bus and car collisions.

Opportunities for skills maintenance included structure fire incident control, driving, pump operation, hose work, breathing apparatus, search and rescue, administering first aid, and making and applying foam.

These skills maintenance days involve turning out to a range of realistic scenarios and benefit all participants through the opportunity to learn from other participants and the volunteer instructors who run the scenarios. This day was particularly well represented as all brigades in the group sent along members with varying skills and qualifications which made for a great skills mix.

For members who took part who have yet to experience some of the scenarios provided in real life, exposure to these incidents at Fiskville was a good chance to put what they had learnt at their respective brigades into practice on the fireground, with members providing feedback at the end of the day that they felt the day was a great success.

Many thanks go to the district 14 volunteer Instructors and Fiskville Pad Operators who made the day so successful

With thanks to D14's Instructor Kris Wilms.

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn – CFA Photographer.

Last Updated: 16 August 2013