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2016 Incident Management Exercise

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Each year the district holds an event in which a simulated fire emergency is used to test the readiness of the region to respond to a major fire catastrophe. This year the exercise ran over two days, and involved in excess of 50 personnel at the Fire Control Centre, including over a dozen Support Brigade members, who largely performed important logistics roles.

The scenario involved a large fire impacting on multiple parts of the northern part of the shire, and resulted in evacuations and closure of major roads and the rail corridor.

After a tiring two days the organisers declared the event a success, and we are all now better prepared for the coming fire season.