A week in Port Lincoln …
One of our Regional Fire Stations is in Port Lincoln which has just been replaced with a new station. The new station is an impressive show-piece for the Metropolitan Fire Service and forms part of the Emergency Services Precinct where the Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service have also had new stations built.
I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Port Lincoln. The trip was to exercise the Regional Staff at the new station and integrate operations with the CFS for an notional wildfire occuring in our area then a second wildfire starting in our area then escaping into CFS area.
The exercise was on the Wednesday but I flew in a couple of days earlier to ensure that the crew were all familiar with the equipment and processes that are used by the MFS and CFS. The exercise went well with lessons learned by both the MFS and CFS personnel and hopefully the SAPOL Officers as well.
Even though it was a work trip, there was time after hours to get some caching in as well. There is a very active geocaching community in Port Lincoln with around 150 caches hidden around the town. In the 4 days I was there I managed to find 42 of them.