SES Regional Exercise in Kalbarri
On the weekend of 4th/5th September the Mid West SES held a Regional Exercise in the back blocks of Kalbarri’s Murchison House Station. The objectives of the exercise were to test out a major deployment of multiple SES units to a remote off road location in a search and rescue scenario and to be self sufficient for over 24 hours.
Over 30 volunteers and instructors participated from Geraldton, Eneabba, Morowa, Useless Loop and Kalbarri. Individual members were assessed for their search, 4WD, Navigation, Operations centre and communications skills.
This realistic regional exercise gave the SES confidence that several units could successfully respond, setup and conduct a remote search and rescue operation with many unknowns, and, achieve a successful outcome. The location was ideal – thanks to Calum and Belinda Carruth, owners of the Murchison House Station, for their assistance and support.
Searching out and choosing suitable anchors for the rescue
The SES members at the completion of the Mid-West Regional Exercise.