Training drills

Training drills are conducted to practice and refresh the skills gained at the DFES training courses. Training drills may vary from a hot fire and vehicle rescue scenario to a night where knots and radio skills are practiced.


Training is vital to the efficiency of the fire brigade. To know where the equipment is on the vehicle, what is the chain of command, how to use the equipment, how to engage in an incident safely, how to deal with the public, how to deal with victims, what communications are required and to be familiar with Standard Operating Procedures may make the difference between a successful completion of the incident or an incident with a less desirable outcome.

At the Busselton fire brigade, training drills are conducted at regular intervals, sometimes as inter agency drills with police and ambulance, to get to know their procedures as well.