Fire training

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This week at Davis: 14 December 2012

Antarctica is the driest continent on earth and there is also no fire brigade to call on, so fire is a real danger. The crew are suitably trained by the Tasmanian Fire Brigade to be able to combat fires and rescue each other should that need ever arise.  Training consists of learning how to use a fire hose, work the water pump, use a breathing apparatus, conduct building rescues and how to deal with dangerous goods. The training goes for seven days after which a fire chief is selected who is then responsible for ongoing training at station.

A large fire ball comes out of a gas tank during fire fighting training at Kingston
Real life training means real life fire
(Photo: Bill DeBruyn)
Expeditioners entering a burning building
Learning fire rescue techniques
(Photo: Bill DeBruyn)
Two tired expeditioners pose smiling in full fire fighting gear
Fire fighting can be hard work - Mal & Aaron
(Photo: Bill DeBruyn)
Fire fighting team posing for a photo
The class of 2012 - Davis Fire Team
(Photo: Bill DeBruyn)
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