Agencies tune on drill base

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GRAND PLANS: CFA Training College - Wangaratta campus practical area drill supervisor Ritchie Gardner talks to various emergency service representatives about a proposed new training ground. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

A REMOTE farm house that is the location of a siege could be the type of scenario used to train emergency services personnel at a new $5 million facility in Wangaratta.

A streetscape similar to Wangaratta’s Muntz Street is also an idea that could be recreated at the designated 30-acre site near the saleyards.

Key players behind the emergency services training ground met last week to discuss scope for the state of the art facility.

CFA, Victoria Police, SES, Rural Fire Service NSW, Ambulance Victoria and Corrections Victoria representatives were briefed on the status of the project that will enable members of the organisations to train in specialist response exercises.

The new site will possess the latest technology for special operations response for police, and enable various scenarios to be played out for members in the region and beyond.

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