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09/07/2011 -NDRC Update (Sunday)

National Disaster Rescue Competition 2011
The National Disaster Rescue Competition 2011 is hosted jointly by the South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) and the Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) is being  held in Adelaide, South Australia.  The event runs over two days – Saturday, 9 July and Sunday, 10 July 2011 and will be held at the Royal Adelaide Show Grounds. The event was last held in South Australia in 1994. In 2001 local SA team Tea Tree Gully won the event and will be looking to secure a win on home turf.
Background
The inaugural National Disaster Rescue Competition was held in Canberra in 1988, with teams from SA, NSW, the ACT, TAS and QLD competing. The aim of the NDRC is to provide a unique opportunity for volunteer units from around the country to come together in a learning forum in the spirit of friendly competition.
It was agreed that the State and Territory Emergency Services would host the NDRC on a rotational basis.
The NDRC:

  • Fosters excellence and innovation in rescue
  • Provides a forum for learning through the exchange of rescue techniques and ideas
  • Promotes a spirit of cooperation and friendly competition among volunteers
  • Promotes the skills in the Public Safety Training Packages
  • Recognises the best participating team.

The 2011 Event
This year will see eight teams from State Emergency Services around the country being put through their paces in a series of eight staged emergency situations including an entrapment, a mass casualty exercise and a rescue from heights.
It is a great opportunity to see the SES volunteers in action and gives the community a unique chance to see the level of discipline, skill and commitment that it takes to be a State Emergency Service volunteer.

WA team Update

Keith Squibb reports Karratha Team have completed day 1 with 4 of the 8 stands completed. The Team is in high spirits and confident. A leader board will posted tomorrow morning (SUNDAY) and I will let you all know then where they stand going into day 2.

 

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