Kiewa hosts multi-agency training exercise

Members of several brigades, SES, St John Ambulance and Victoria Police have come together for Kiewa Fire Brigade’s annual motor vehicle accident training night.

Kiewa hosts multi-agency training exercise

This year’s scenario was a single car into a power pole with two people trapped and power lines down.

To add to the crew’s workload, one person was missing from the vehicle and a stream of oil and coolant was making its way to the Kiewa River.

CFA crews and Victoria Police were first on scene, reassuring the trapped passengers and advising them to remain in the vehicle due to the power line hazard.

Shortly after, SES and St John Ambulance arrived. Once power was disconnected, SES crews went straight to work assessing the scene and stabilising the vehicle, assisted by St John.

CFA crews were involved various tasks including scene preservation, removing patients from the vehicle, ensuring the river was protected from the oil and coolant leaks, and conducting a land search with SES using thermal imaging cameras to locate the missing person.

The scenario also provided local police with the opportunity to stop passing motorists to remind them about the 40km/hr speed limit when driving past emergency services vehicles with flashing lights.

/CFA News Release. View in full here.