The rescue crew have been busy as ever in October. With the summer weather starting to arrive, the missions have been on the increase. The labour day long weekend saw 13 missions over the 3 day break.
Motor vehicle accidents have been on the rise with 21 serious MVA’s involving multiple patients. We have also seen an increase in mountain biking and hiking accidents, especially as the summer weather starts to peak through. The crew knows to prepare for increasing mission numbers as Summer starts to roll around the corner, and are already undergoing special training.
In November we have the helicopter underwater escape training. This involves the crew being plunged into the water in a ‘simulation’ of what could occur in an accident off-shore. The crew go through various scenarios including being disoriented and blindfolded underwater, and then escaping. It is an essential training exercise.
We also want to welcome new crew member Corey Milnes. Corey has joined the team from St John and we are grateful to have him on board. He has just started the intense training required to be a member of the crew. This week Corey was winched out in the paddock which is just the first step in winch training.
The crew faced a busy October, but with your generous donations, was able to be rescue ready.