Topic: Damage Control Exercise

Simulation enhances training safety

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

The 'FLAIM Trainer' is a multi-component system, that will bring more realism to damage control exercises and allows Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past. (photo: Unknown)

The 'FLAIM Trainer' is a multi-component system, that will bring more realism to damage control exercises and allows Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past.

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.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

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.

Administering emergency responses in Melbourne

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

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 Damage Control Exercise for Sea Trainer

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Fleet Damage Control Officer Lieutenant Commander Col Painter, of Sea Training Group, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Fleet Damage Control Officer Lieutenant Commander Col Painter, of Sea Training Group, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

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.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

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.