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Australasian Road Rescue Challenge

Published 25/07/2014

Volunteers from the South Barwon Unit are at Lardner Park near Warragul this weekend to compete in the Australasian Road Rescue Challenge.

The challenge is hosted annually by the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) in order to gather and share knowledge of cutting edge developments in road rescue.

This year, twenty teams representing fire and rescue agencies from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore will participate in a full day learning symposium, followed by three days of challenging rescue and medical scenarios. The teams are a mix of volunteers and staff and are made up of a commander, a medic and a technical team, with the teams assessed in each of these areas.

The Road Rescue Challenge provides a fantastic learning opportunity for SES volunteers who will the share this information and knowledge with other SES Road Rescue Units throughout the Victoria.

Technical operator Tim Hutton said “the challenge provides us with an excellent opportunity to learn best practice rescue skills and to put them into practice on modern cars”.

The Australasian Road Rescue Challenge is open to the public from Friday 25 until Sunday 27July. For more information visit

You can also follow the South West Rescue Teams progress on facebook by visiting

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