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05/09/2017 – Kalbarri SES News

Kalbarri SES September 2017 report:

Operations attended in August 2017:

For the first time this year, Kalbarri SES attended no call outs for the month during August.

Volunteers were placed on standby to assist in searching for a missing rock fisherman at Quabba, north of Carnarvon, however we were not required.


Kalbarri SES volunteers have attended the following training courses over the last month:

Midwest-Gascoyne Regional Exercise:

SES units in the Midwest-Gascoyne Region gathered at Murchison House Station on Friday August 4th to partake in the annual regional exercise. Over the weekend over 30 volunteers attended including 8 from the Kalbarri Unit. Kalbarri Police OIC, Sergeant Norm GILL also attended to observe how the local SES units operate and join in the exercises.

Activities completed included:

  • Setting up a command centre and support base
  • Erecting a mobile Clark Mast and establishing a radio network
  • Conducting a vehicle and foot search over a large area for a scenario involving a missing off road motorcyclist
  • Rope rescue of a simulated cliff fall casualty
  • Rope rescue of a simulated casualty trapped in a well
  • Off road driving and navigation skills

As well as carrying out various scenarios this event also enabled volunteers to develop contingencies for providing food and camping facilities in a remote location.

The exercise was a great success and our thanks go to Murchison House Station for their continuing support of SES activities.

Kalbarri SES Volunteers training

Kalbarri SES Volunteers Training


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