The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) conference is being staged in Victoria for the first time in six years and CFA is proud to be one of the host agencies.
As part of the exhibition at AFAC19, Scoresby Fire Brigade will be showcasing its hose layer truck, which is the only one of its kind in Australia.
CFA Chief Executive Officer and Chief Officer Steve Warrington said CFA was excited to be given the opportunity to have this unique truck on display.
“The hose layer truck is an invaluable piece of machinery which allows crews to provide a greater amount of water supply to fires through larger and longer hoses, ultimately decreasing the amount of trucks required at some incidents,” he said.
“The Scoresby crew drives across Victoria to train and demonstrate its capabilities to other brigades, as well as to fire incidents around the state.
“The large diameter hose plays an important role in extinguishing hard-to-reach fires, and can move up to 7200L of water per minute.
“It can also lay up to 2.3km of 100 millimetre diameter hose, giving it the ability to connect to more than one remote water source at the scene of a fire.
“I encourage everyone to visit the hose-layer in the exhibition to find out more from our Scoresby CFA about the benefits of this truck.”
Throughout AFAC19, CFA will be highlighting many of the programs we’re involved in, including a partner at the EMV Stand where CFA will feature Virtual Reality with a showcase on the software and developments happening in that space.
CFA also has some key presenters speaking at the conference on a number of topics including firefighter health, fitness and wellbeing, Incident Management Teams, our Safer Together Project and our Inclusiveness in Community Safety program in collaboration with the Nhill Learning Centre.
On Wednesday (28 August) at AFAC19, CEO/CO Steve Warrington, alongside our partner emergency service agencies, will be releasing the national seasonal outlook for the 2019/2020 fire season.
At the conclusion of AFAC 19, CEO/CO Warrington will also be part of a panel A Changing World, 10 Years on from Black Saturday.
“This whole event is a unique opportunity to showcase the programs and activities we work hard on to put the community at the centre of everything we do,” CEO/CO Warrington said.
“I am continuously proud of what every CFA member does each and every day to keep Victorians safe.”
For more information on AFAC19 and the exhibition space which will feature almost 200 world-class exhibitors, please visit https://www.afacconference.com.au.