CFA Community Safety Officer, Paul DiMartino
Support staff behind the successful concert series 'A Day on the Green' have learned how to safely attack small fires thanks to the members from CFA’s Community Infrastructure team.
Team members visited Mount Duneed Estate in Geelong to take staff through CFA’s first-fire attack training prior to popular USA band The Chicks’ performance in October.
This training is something CFA delivers to industrial, business and residential care clients to provide people with an understanding on how to deal with fires in the workplace. Staff are often the first to discover a fire and potentially deal with the situation.
About 20 event staff including stage production crew members completed the training, which covered fire safety, and how to choose and use three types of portable fire extinguishers.
FEM Manager Leigh Marsh said the training was a valuable part of the work the team facilitated across the state to support fire safety in business and industry settings.
“Organisers from The Day on the Green reached out to the team and we were only happy to visit and take them through what to do in the event of a small fire,” Leigh said.
“It’s always great to see people being proactive about fire safety, and staff came away with knowledge about what do to in those vital few minutes after a fire breaks out to ensure their own safety and the safety of patrons at the event.”