QFES to be put through paces during final Comm Games exercise

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will be put through their paces today during a real-time exercise for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The exercise, dubbed ‘Exercise Home Run’ will test the preparedness and response of QFES personnel working in the Event Coordination Centre and Event Control Rooms at Games venues.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said Exercise Home Run would be the final exercise ahead of the major sporting event.


“The exercise will run from Southport Fire and Rescue Station, which will host the Event Coordination Centre and Business Continuity Cell during the Games,” Mr Crawford said.

“Home Run will test personnel in real time, simulating a normal day of operations during the event.

“Today will be used as a final opportunity to confirm processes and procedures developed for the Games and will simulate a range of operational activities, including shift handovers and communications strategies.

“Exercise Home Run is yet another example of QFES’ commitment to ensuring the agency is ready to respond to any emergencies that may arise.”

More than 850 personnel will be deployed during the Games as part of the Qld Government’s $11 million QFES Commonwealth Games program.