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Geraldton-Greenough State Emergency Service volunteers gear up for training

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Mid West/Gascoyne district SES volunteers in training.
Camera IconMid West/Gascoyne district SES volunteers in training. Credit: Supplied

State Emergency Service volunteers from Geraldton gathered in Eneabba with other country service crews to finetune their skills in dealing with emergencies.

Geraldton-Greenough State Emergency Service local manager Ross Jones said 55 SES volunteers from Eneabba, Moora, Geraldton-Greenough, Karratha, Wanneroo-Joondalup and Two Rocks joined the training program from August 13 to 14.

“Teams practised vertical rescue, off-road driving, first aid/casualty transfer techniques, rescue from heights, radio communications, land search and rescue in wet and muddy conditions,” he said.

Mr Jones said the Mid West Incident Control Vehicle (ICV) and ICV Team were also sent to support with command, control, coordination and communications.

“Several regional exercises are being run across the State to further develop and prepare our volunteers for times of emergency,” he said.

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Members who took part in the training were requalified in vertical rescue. Similar programs are expected to continue annually or every second year.

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