Northwest-metro firefighters are not only responding together, but also working together off the fireground to enhance their skills too.
CFA members from Caroline Springs Fire Brigade were invited to participate in a station tour and training exercise at FRV Station 44 in Sunshine on Tuesday, 4 October.
The brigade undertook breathing apparatus skills maintenance drills by conducting search and rescue exercises in the smokehouse and tunnels system.
The drill simulates a structure fire with heavy smoke and allows crews to get experience navigating confined spaces with limited visibility.
Caroline Springs Brigade Training Coordinator Anthony Jenkins said the training day was an excellent opportunity for CFA members to build on their existing skills alongside another brigade.
“It also gives our brigade the chance to strengthen the positive relationship we have with our neighbouring FRV brigades.”
The drills were part of the brigade’s biannual breathing apparatus skills refresher training.