Emergency training exercises

Published on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 12:40:49 PM

Airport emergency review

The airport emergency review held on Saturday 28  November 2023 at the Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct was a significant event that brought together various agencies and teams to enhance emergency preparedness and response. The exercise was organised and hosted by the Ravensthorpe Airport managers, AMS, and there was participation from a diverse group of organisations.

Key attendees included the Western Australia Police (WAPOL), St. John Ambulance, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), State Emergency Service (SES), Galaxy, and FQM. 

Additionally, the Shire of Ravensthorpe airport and ranger team and the Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM) also took part.

Natalie Bell, the Shire's Executive Manager of Projects and Regulatory Services, said it was a productive day of discussing recommendations and learnings.

"I certainly took a lot of comfort from the skills and experience on display from all of the emergency incident responders," Ms Bell said.

"And while human resources is always one of the biggest issues, the professionalism and cooperation between agencies is excellent."

Water bombing training

On Sunday 29 November 2023 the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) conducted water bombing training at the Ravensthorpe Airport. This training was intended to equip all staff and volunteers with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist water bombing aircraft in the event of a fire. Such exercises are vital for ensuring a quick and coordinated response to potential fire emergencies in our region.  

Thank you to all who took part across the weekend. Your collaboration and preparedness demonstrated during this emergency training is testament to the resilience and readiness of the wider Ravensthorpe community in the face of potential crises.








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