Topic: Damage Control Exercise
Navy is working with a team of engineers led by a fire fighting expert at Deakin University to provide next generation simulation tools to train officers and sailors.
HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.
Life as a sailor may not be as glamorous as it is sometimes depicted in the movies, but on the other hand it sure isn’t mundane.
Final sea time was on the cards for the Fleet Damage Control Officer as he completed HMAS Toowoomba’s mission readiness evaluation. Lieutenant Commander Col Painter is hanging up his radio and timer when he posts from the billet in July.
Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.