The new $31 million Emergency Management Training Centre has been unveiled in Ballan.
The CFA says the state-of-the-art facility will allow volunteers and other emergency services personnel to prepare for real world emergencies.
Set on an almost 40-hectare site, the training facility includes ‘live fire’ simulations, firefighting props, an off-road driver training track and specialist training and breathing apparatus facilities.
CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said it was a significant milestone for the fire service.
“CFA’s volunteer firefighters train hard to be skilled and ready to respond to many different types of emergencies. We are committed to providing our members with the best infrastructure, equipment, training and support, and this latest training facility delivers that in spades," he said.
The facility, which replaces the troubled Fiskville site which was closed in 2015, is expected to be operational before the end of the year.