Overview of key events relating to Fiskville investigation, decommissioning and remediation.
Investigative reports raise concerns
Concerns raised about firefighter exposure to chemicals at the Fiskville Training College between 1970s and 1990s.
Independant Fiskville Investigation announced
CFA announces Professor Robert Joy will conduct an independent investigation into past training practices and potential contamination at Fiskville.
Report issued for independent Fiskville Investigation
Professor Joy delivers 'Understanding the Past to Inform the Future' Joy report to CFA.
CFA accepts recommendations from Joy Report
CFA accepts all ten Professor Joy recommendations and commits to further management initiatives.
Environmental and health risk assessments
Environmental engineering firm Cardno Lane Piper conducts extensive environmental and health risk assessments for all of CFA's regional training campuses. CFA establishes Voluntary Health Surveillance Program
Voluntary Health Surveillance Program
CFA establishes Voluntary Health Surveillance Program.
Clean up notices issued
EPA issues two Clean Up Notices for the Fiskville site. Environmental Auditor appointed to oversee work at Fiskville.
Environmental and human health assessment reports
Cardno Lane Piper completes final environmental and human health assessment reports.
Environmental Auditor findings
Environmental Auditor agrees with Cardno Lane Piper's analysis and finds the risk to human health was low and acceptable.
Clean Up Plan
CFA develops Clean Up Plan to address the 26 recommendations outlined in Environmental Auditor's report.
CFA completes stage one of remediation activities.
Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiskville announced.
Fiskville Firefighter's Health Study
Release of Monash University's Fiskville Firefighter's Health Study.
Operations suspended at Fiskville
CFA suspends operations at Fiskville as a precautionary measure while water supplies are tested for PFCs. No drinking water outlets were found to have traces of the chemicals; however, low levels of PFCs detected in water samples taken from the practice area drill (PAD) area.
Over 500 potable water tests conducted at the Fiskville site
Closure of Fiskville
CFA Board announces permanent closure of the Fiskville Training College.
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