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1

List the MFD regions and districts

North West Metropolitan (Region 1)
- Central district
- Western district
- Northern District

South East Metropolitan (Region 2)
- Southern district
- Eastern District

2

How many MFB stations is there?

47

3

Each fire station is designated a specific area of the MFD and is responsible for its administration in relation to:

- Fire prevention
- Building keys
- Pre-fire plans
- Street hydrants
- Alarms, etc

4

The MFB district offices are located at:

- Central district - Eastern Hill, FS01
- Western district - Sunshine, FS44
- Northern district - Preston, FS12
- Southern and Eastern districts - Oakleigh, FS25 (temporary)

5

AT EACH MFB DISTRICT OFFICE THERE IS ONE ACO AND 4 COMMANDERS. STATE THEIR AREAS OF RESPONSIBLITY.

- OPERATIONS
- TRAINING AND QA
- ADMIN
- FIRE SAFETY

6

OUTLINE THE MFB RANK STRUCTURE

- CO
- DCO
- ACO
- CMDR
- SSO
- SO
- LFF
- SFF
- QFF
- FF

7

THE ROLE OF THE FSCC

TO MAKE OPERATIONAL DECISIONS THAT FALL OUTSIDE THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

8

THE ROLE OF THE MFB OPERATIONS COMMANDER

DAY-TO-DAY FIRE FIGHTER AND OPERATIONAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHIN EACH MFB DISTRICT. THEY ARE BASED OUT OF THE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND ARE AVAILABLE 24/7. THEY ALSO HAVE A ROLE IN MANAGING LARGER MFB INCIDENTS.

9

WHAT ARE 2 DEPARTMENTS LOCATED AT THE MFB TRAINING COLLEGE IN BURNLEY?

- FIRE INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS
- FIRE SAFETY

10

OUTLINE THE RANK STRUCTURE OF A GROUP (CFA)

GROUP OFFICER - OVERSEES ALL OF THE BELOW ROLES (LEVEL WITH EACHOTHER)
- 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH DEPUTY GROUP OFFICERS
- GROUP SECRETARY
- GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

11

WHAT IS AN URBAN FIRE BRIGADE?

ONE LOCATED IN AN AREA WHICH HAS A HIGH LEVEL OF RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS (SUBURBAN ENVIRONMENT) AND/OR AN AREA THAT HAS INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY SUCH AS FACTORIES OR CHEMICAL PLANTS.

12

WHAT IS A RURAL FIRE BRIGADE?

LOCATED IN RURAL OR SEMI-RURAL AREAS WHERE THERE IS A LARGE CONCENTRATION OF FORESTED OR GRASSLAND AREAS.

13

WHAT 2 TYPES OF EVENTS DO THE CFA COAST GUARD RESPOND TO?

- WATER BASED FIRES (SHIPS/BOATS ETC)
- HAZMAT INCIDENTS

14

LIST THE CFA OPERATIONAL RANKS (VOLUNTEER AND CAREER)

CO
DCO
OM
OO
SSO
CAPT
SO
LT
GO
DGO
LFF
QFF
FF

15

LIST THE INTEGRATED CFA BRIGADE RANK STRUCTURE

OO (OIC OF STATION)
SSO (CAREER)
SO (CAREER)
LFF (CAREER) AND LT (VOL)
QFF (CAREER)
FF (CAREER AND VOL)

16

LIST THE VOLUNTEER CFA BRIGADE RANK STRUCTURE

CAPTAIN
1ST AND 2ND LT
3RD AND 4TH LT
FF

17

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A ROSTERED DUTY OFFICER (RDO) IN CFA?

THE RDO IS AN OPERATIONS OFFICER WHO IS ROSTERED TO BE THE MAIN OPERATIONAL CONTACT FOR THAT DISTRICT, AVAILABLE 24/7 AS REQUIRED.

18

IN ADDITION TO THE LETTER 'C' (CFA BRIGADES) WHAT IS ADDED TO A CFA COAST GUARD MNEMONIC?

THE LETTERS 'CG', EG 'CCGLE' = LAKES ENTRANCE

19

FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CFA AND MFB

MFB
- CAREER PERSONNEL
- APPLIANCES DISPATCHED
- AUTOMATED STATION TURNOUT
- SUBURBAN

CFA
- CAREER & VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL
- BRIGADES DISPATCHED
- PAGING/SPC
- URBAN/RURAL

20

DEFINITION OF A GROUP - CFA

A NUMBER OF BRIGADES WITHIN CLOSE GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER, FORMED TO HELP STANDARDISE OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING PRACTICES

21

ROLE OF A GROUP - CFA

TO PROVIDE OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO BRIGADES, INCLUDING ORGANISATION OF STRIKE TEAMS, ICC'S AND OTHER SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

22

ROLE OF GROUP AND DEPUTY GROUP OFFICERS

OPERATIONAL ROLE ENSURING THE RESPONSE AND EFFICIENCY OF BRIGADES

23

LIST 2 NON OPERATIONAL POSITIONS IN A VOLUNTEER BRIGADE, AND STATE WHO THEY REPORT TO.

SECRETARY AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

REPORT TO THE CAPTAIN

24

WHAT 2 LETTERS ARE ADDED TO THE MNEMONIC OF A COAST GUARD BRIGADE AFTER THE 'C' AT THE FRONT?

CG

25

Where are the CFA district offices for the MFS?

7 - Geelong North

14 - Melton

13 - Lilydale

8 - Dandenong

26

DESCRIBE THE MFD

THE MFD IS THE AREA FOR WHICH THE MFB IS THE COMBATING AUTHORITY FOR FIRES, RESCUES AND OTHER EMERGENCIES.

27

WHAT ARE THE TWO TYPES OF BRIGADES IN THE CFA?

VOLUNTEER
INTEGRATED

28

WHAT IS A CFA COAST GUARD BRIGADE?

A BRIGADE THAT HAS THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO WATER BASED EVENTS AS PER ASSIGNMENT AREAS, IN VICTORIA'S WATERWAYS.