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Coolaroo Fire: Air Monitoring Deployment

Coolaroo Fire: Air Monitoring Deployment

Published 14/07/2017
VICSES in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority successfully deployed three portable air monitoring stations at the Coolaroo recycling plant fire yesterday.

It’s the first time VICSES has deployed the units, in support of EPA operations, since the partnership commenced earlier this year.

EPA has made 10 mobile incident smoke monitors available to VICSES, to better protect the community during air pollution incidents.

The devices deployed at Coolaroo came from the Broadmeadows, Bendigo and Ballarat VICSES units.

David Baker, VICSES Deputy Chief Officer:

“The VICSES and EPA collaborative approach to deploy these air monitoring units is a great example of agencies working together to keep Victorians safe.”

Data from the devices can be viewed at http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/EPAAirWatch

For the latest incident information, please visit:  http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au