Training on the train for CFA members

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Members from CFA attended a multi-agency training hosted by Metro Trains to familiarise themselves with working with trains in an emergency situation.


CFA members attended a training session at Kannanook Train Station in May to learn about working with trains during an emergency.

Participants learned how to open train doors during an emergency and the risks involved.

CFA Training Manager at Langwarrin Fire Brigade, Steve Butler said he felt privileged to to be able to attend the training and gained a deeper understanding about working with trains.

“It was a great experience when we got to tour the facility and learn about working with the trains in an emergency situation,” said Steve.

“We learned how to open train doors during an emergency, the risks, especially when electricity is involved.

“We also got to see where the jacking points to lift the trains are located."

“Being able to attend the training event with other emergency services will better prepare the brigades for when we need to work together should the need arise.”

The training was attended by Langwarrin Fire Brigade, Carrum Downs Fire Brigade, Frankston Fire Brigade, SES Frankston and Victoria Police.

Metro Trains hosted the event and several other emergency service organisations attended at the station located between Seaford and Frankston.


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Submitted by Eddie Seah