Knox Group brigades' successful training day

Member News image FRV and CFA pumping


On Sunday 30 July there was a successful training day organised by Bayswater Fire Brigade, where several CFA and FRV brigades joined forces to showcase the power of teamwork.


Held at the GlaxoSmithKline site in Boronia. 80 personnel from numerous brigades participated, each contributing their unique expertise, strengthening our unity and boosting preparedness levels.

A notable highlight was the pumping relay exercise, where six brigades (Montrose pumper, The Basin pumper, Bayswater pumper, Ferntree Gully pumper, FRV pumper 26, FRV teleboom 27, and Scoresby Hose Layer) demonstrated their teamwork and commitment to a common goal.

The presence of Knox SES with the field operations vehicle (FOV) added to the effectiveness of the joint training. 

The training day also included search and rescue operations using breathing apparatus, which allowed participants to demonstrate their skills and communication under realistic scenarios. The office building was filled with training smoke and dummies to extricate.

We commend all our members for their dedication to training and commitment to excellence, ensuring the safety and support of the communities we serve. We extend our appreciation to all the participants, instructors and supporting agencies whose efforts made this event a resounding success.

A special thank you to GlaxoSmithKline for generously allowing us to use its facility. Without their support, this training day wouldn't have been possible.


  • Member News imageScoresby Hose Layer & Ferntree Gully Pumper
  • Member News image Bayswater BA and BA Crews
  • Member News image SES FOV & Crews
  • Member News image Crews Debriefing & Ferntree Gully Pumper
  • Member News image Bayswater Pumper at Boosting Point
Submitted by Jamie McFarlane, Bayswater Fire Brigade Captain