Rural Fire Challenge 2015

Welcome from Canterbury
The Canterbury Rural Fire Authorities welcome you to participate in the 2015 Regional Challenge at Raincliff. 



This year we are reverting back to the format of 4 members per team. Scored tasks will be spread out over a reasonably large geographic area and crews will be required to self drive between them. Therefore there will be a set start time from ICP following each mornings operational briefing. 


The challenge will be held at Raincliff Youth Camp, South Canterbury (between Geraldine and Fairlie) over the three days 8th, 9th and 10th October 2015 with a maximum of 14 crew participating per day.


Due to length of the day's challenge, crews and IMT participants that have long distances to travel are encouraged to spend the night/s at Raincliff Youth Camp. Bunk rooms will be available and there are camping sites at the location (refer registration form).


Lunches will be supplied for the day of participation with breakfast and dinner available if required on either side of a participation day (refer registration form).

Vehicle Fuel:

As we will be using Blakely Pacific managed Forest areas, the following will prevail; 

  • Ordinary road speeds for Public roads, but within Raincliff or Pioneer Forests speed shall not exceed 30kph.
  • Headlights on (dipped)
  • Spark arrestors fitted (available from Ground Support)
  • First Aid kit carried.
  • Fire Extinguisher carried
  • 4WD preferred, but 2WD acceptable.

Registration( NOW CLOSED)

Crew registration:  

Saturday 10th October is now full

For those participating in a crew

Incident Management Team (IMT): 

For those taking positions within Planning Intelligence and Logistics units

Management, Mentors, Markers, VIPS and Observers:  

In most cases these people will have been appointed and directed to this form to formally register. Positions include those mentoring, event management, IMT managers including Incident controller support roles (overhead team), task markers, VIPs and those wishing to come and check things out 

Challenge Rules and Task Instructions 

Please carefully read the information here to ensure you understand the Challenge rules, how to prepare for participation and to gain an idea of what task will be setup.

Training CIMS Exercise Raincliff Challenge 2015 Entry Rules

2015 Challenge Tasks and Instructions

Here are the recommended readings to help with completing the tasks.

3286 Study Guide - Use of Hand Tools

Protect and Preserve the Scene Study Guide

Carry out Defensive Control of Structure and Vehicle Fires

RFD Phoscheck Canterbury Operations Manual V6 - Jan 2015 - Abridged

As part of the last task please read the After Action Review here

Any enquiries regarding the 2015 Challenge to be directed to 

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Raincliff Anglican Youth Camp


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