"The Mystery Training model that was developed under the old Lower Yarra Group was utilised, and we continue to work with it and refine it as we go along.
Three brigades setup and ran three separate short duration stunts and most brigades within the group put up a truck and crew to travel between the stunts, complete the activities, receive feedback upon their completion and then move onto the next.
We use the group MCV for comm’s and involve as many members as possible to ensure that it is a valuable learning tool for as many members as possible.
In the past these events have been hugely successful, and Sunday was no exception.
We also were joined by two tankers from Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group to further enhance our cross group boundary links.
The activities completed were;
- Simulated car fire
- Search and rescue in a primary school
- Familiarisation with Hybrid Vehicles and battery isolation
- Advance Drafting techniques
- Use and familiarisation with Hurstbridge Big Fill
- Familiarisation with Kangaroo Ground Fire Tower
- HAZMAT Exercise at an abandoned Tip
- The infamous Wattle Glen Olympics (Timed hose handling scenarios)
- A radio comm’s based TEWT
The tankers moved around the area completing scenarios, and the day was concluded with an excellent hot meal compliments of the Salvation Army in the hall at the Kangaroo Ground ICC.
The organising committee would like to thank all members who took part in the day, both the crews on the trucks who learnt so much, to the stunt facilitators who put together some great activities, and to the Group Staff who conducting the radio comm’s simulating Vic Fire to make the training as “Life Like” as possible."