On the 22nd of June, Dural competed in the annual Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai RFS District Exercises. This is a day that brings together 15 brigades from across the district to compete in a series of scenarios which put our firefighting skills to the test.

The District Exercise is a day that members look forward to, as it is a day to enhance basic skills and to also showcase the emergency response capabilities that the RFS is capable of providing to the greater community. The morning team competed in the Navigation Exercise, which involved finding various waypoints in the bush and demonstrating advanced navigational skills across a number of challenge questions.

The afternoon District Exercise team were faced with eight scenarios ranging from bushfires, motor vehicle accidents, hose and pump deployment skills, first aid/trauma management and various other challenges. The scenarios were based at various locations in the Mt Ku-ring-gai/Berowra area. Our Navigational Team put in a superb effort and must be congratulated for coming first in the district, winning the coveted Rob Tickell Navigation Award. The District Exercise team also performed strongly achieving third place after winning three of the eight scenarios and placing second in another.

The competition was intense and there were often only a few points/seconds between the top teams in each scenario. Overall, when all points were combined, Dural placed second in the district. This was an amazing effort from the brigade and the teams are looking forward to receiving their trophies in August..