National disaster competition 2011

02 August 2011
NTES flex their muscles at the National Disaster Rescue Competition.
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The Northern Territory was made proud by the NT Emergency Service Volunteers that flexed their skilful muscles at a national level recently.

The team of six traveled to Adelaide to compete in the National Disaster Rescue Competition and co-host the event which ran from 9-10 July.

Seven other State Emergency Services teams from around Australia were involved, taking part in the eight events which included entrapment, a mass casualty exercise, breaching walls and a rescue from heights.

Working under the ‘Keep it simple, keep it safe’ motto, the NTES Vollies won the ‘Breaching’ event which involved cutting through a concrete wall to rescue two ‘trapped’ casualties.

They also took out fifth place in the overall competition, which is a new personal best for the crew. Whilst flying the Territory flag, they also managed to bring home the peer voted ‘Horry Howard Spirit of the Competition’ award for the third time.

All six volunteers enjoyed the challenging scenarios and look forward to passing their experience and new found knowledge onto other NT Emergency Service Volunteers.