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Small Rural Brigade Training

By: Sharon Mifsud

Category: People, Training & Recruitment

  12.07 PM 20 December, 2012


Location: District 4 News

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In District 4 there a small number of brigades that are not as active as some others in the state -some of these smaller rural brigades don’t have that many members and might only have a turnout once every couple of years or so.


This is not such a bad thing as the less incidents we have is always a good thing. However, the skills maintenance of these volunteers is something that can sometimes be forgotten.

A recent training session to refresh basic skills and to get familiar with recent operational changes to appliances was very successful. Hotspur, Digby, Condah, Lyons and Myamyn Brigades came together at the Crawford River to participate in some refresher training. There were demonstrations of the new retrofit system, a brush up on communications with the new radios being discussed, drafting techniques and basic survival skills that can be forgotten when not used often. It was also a good run to check and make sure that everything was working the way that it should.

It was great to see such a good turn up from all brigades involved. We hope that this will become a regular event in the future. Congratulations to all men and women involved!

A big thank you to Brian Brady, Darren Hoggan, Peter Sutton, Ian Hamley, Bob Watson, Rick Hoggan and Mark Saunders for delivering the training.

Last Updated: 20 December 2012