At Sunday’s desktop exercise at Winton Raceway in the Hume Region, representatives from various emergency service agencies will test and review interoperability and emergency management of terrorism incident at major public events in regional Victoria.
The aim of the exercise is to enhance Victoria’s counter terrorism response by incorporating a multi-agency approach to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
The exercise forms the basis for future practical field training exercises and hones response techniques. It is also an opportunity to identify issues that arise from the various emergency service organisations in attendance.
The exercises have been developed by CFA technical specialists from hazardous materials (hazmat) and counter terrorism fields and are aimed at promoting interactive discussion about emergency management.
The desktop exercise is also an opportunity to test CFA’s communication capabilities in a terrorism scenario and share experiences with other emergency service organisations.
Joining CFA will be representatives from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, MFB, Benalla Health, Winton Motor Raceway and the Benalla Rural City Council.
The exercise in Winton will be followed by a practical training event at the Yarra Valley Racecourse in May.