A Road Crash Rescue Workshop featuring world renowned rescue expert Ronald De Zanger is coming to Geelong this week to provide VICSES staff with expert advice on tools and rescue extrication methods.
The event is a professional development workshop for SES regional staff who deliver training to volunteers with the aim being to promote consistency throughout the organisation.
Dutch manufacturer Holmatro are bringing their latest tools to demonstrate their maximum spreading, cutting and crushing ability in a safe and controlled environment while providing staff with the latest equipment information.
VICSES is the largest road rescue provider in Australia, with volunteers responding to 1355 road rescues in the last 12 months.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1967–Holmatro is a leading global supplier of hydraulic equipment and services. A former firefighter, De Zanger is now a professional rescue consultant with Halmatro and will impart a wealth of knowledge to SES staff regarding extrication techniques and procedures.
Quotes attributable to Mark Cattell, VICSES Assistant Chief Officer (Acting)
“With VICSES being the largest road rescue provider in Australia - the ability to use these rescue tools in a safe and controlled environment is vital so that staff are providing SES volunteers with the latest equipment information.”
“As part of the training, Dutch company Holmatro will demonstrate their rescue equipment including advanced techniques to ensure SES staffs have the knowledge to support and train SES volunteers on rescue extrication methods.”
“It is integral to VICSES staff that this level of training is provided to enable consistency across the organisation.”