Several fatalities and many more injured people was the result of a car colliding with an asphalt truck after its driver had a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle.
As part of the exercise, CFA arrived first on scene, with Cranbourne Fire Brigade 1st Lieutenant Lee Bostock acting as Incident Controller.
Bangholme Business Manager, Leona Latcham, said aside from a car fire as a result of the collision, the Incident Controller was faced with a more complex emergency as it was discovered the amount of casualities involved.
This included a number of Boral staff who had been undertaking asphalting works on the stretch of road and were struck by the car.
“Because of this, a number of other agencies and emergency services needed to become involved, which is something the Incident Controller had to take into account as he was handling the incident,” Ms Latcham said.
“It was a great opportunity for both Boral to test its emergency procedures, and for emergency services to practice working together in this sort of environment.”
Those involved included CFA personnel from Cranbourne and Hampton Park, Ambulance Victoria and trainee paramedics from Monash University, Victoria Police, EPA, WorkSafe, Boral Logistics and Boral Asphalting and ISS who coordinates Boral’s emergency response.
The exercise was coordinated by Cranbourne CFA firefighter Wayne Webster and is held in partnership with Boral and other agencies every two years.
*Please note: Some images in the gallery below include photos of exercise participants being dressed in fake blood/injuries for the purpose of training.