Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


This paper presents opportunities for expansion of the Country Fire Authority's (CFA) Fire Equipment Maintenance (FEM) program in Victoria, Australia. These opportunities were identified through interviews of CFA personnel and are intended to enhance community safety and, where possible, increase the revenue of brigades participating in the FEM program. The opportunities were researched and organised into areas of products and services, training, emergency management, and post-incident analysis. These suggestions were then presented to the CFA via a computer program and a detailed written report.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering