This week on station has found us all starting to settle in. Everyone took to their work places and made a start on the list of infrastructure maintenance activities awaiting us.
Friday afternoon saw us participate in our first fire training exercise. Nick our fire chief arranged a session of fire pump training for us all. Lionel, our dieso, briefed us all on how to operate the diesel fire pump, and one by one we all had a turn at starting the pump and charging the system. Should we require our fire hydrant system, anyone on station is now able to operate the pumps to support the fire response team.
All hands were on deck in the store for the remainder of Friday for the changeover of our food supplies. Our stocks for the coming year were brought in on the resupply voyage, and the big process of reshuffling the old supplies and new supplies around was finalised. With the entire station chipping in, we made enormous progress on tidying up the green store ready for our Anzac Day barbeque.
Our main power house was successfully changed over this week, and our trades team has been busy planning the installation of a new flue for our waste incinerator called Warren.
Darts training in the mess in the evenings continued and the team unpacked and built our new foosball table (table soccer).
Anzac Day was commemorated with a dawn service and a barbeque later in the day.
Our field familiarisation training also started this week with ranger Andrea leading a team of Jacque (station leader) and Anna (wildlife ranger), out on a three day hike around the island.