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Training with the SES

In early March 2016 a joint training exercise in the collar tank deployment was conducted with the State Emergency Service. In the event of a major fire, the role of the SES is to collect the collar tank from the

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The inter-service rivalry was strongly evident at the 2006 competition held on Tamborine Mountain. Despite our best efforts, we were not the winners, but all enjoyed the action.

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Refill Exercise

by John Robertson The main event on our training evening on 6th August was to replenish the water in the Rosser Park static tank. We had to do this in a limited period because we spent considerable time discussing recent

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Burnoff Main Western Road

by John Robertson Training on the evening of 23rd July was very realistic being a permitted burn of two timber piles down the slope just off the western side of Main Western Road. Roger, our newly appointed TM5, was acting

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Training Fun

by John Robertson For our training on 21st May, Paul and Kim got together to organise an excellent event. Kim and her Dad, Max, built up two timber stacks on their property for the burnoff. One stack was big and

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April Panorama

by John Robertson Paul’s training sessions get ever more realistic. On Wednesday, 23rd April, he posed a Panorama Point scenario in which the fire had been deliberately lit on the steep slope just off the road below the gate where

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I-Zone Training Exercise with Auxiliaries at St Bernards

by John Robertson Traditionally the Auxiliaries supply us with water at large bush fires and we do the same for them at big structural fires. This has especial relevance on the Mountain where we have no piped water. Similarly we

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RCR Awareness

by John Robertson On Saturday 15th March there was an all day session on Road Crash Rescue for RFB’s held at Jimboomba. The presenter was Ian Taylor from Canungra Auxiliaries and ex-Navy. Ian exuded competence and capability and, if you

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Back to Business 2008

by John Robertson   The Brigade got back to training on Wednesday 6th February and the training strategy for the year was introduced. It starts with competency requalification for those with FM1 and its basis is the admirable competency test

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Last Training for 2007

by John Robertson Paul had a really good exercise for our last training evening of 2007. All three trucks with full crews went to Laheys Lookout and each took up a line centred on the turning area with 51 going

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