2017 State Rescue Challenge

2017 State Rescue Challenge

Video from the 2017 State Rescue Challenge.

2017 State Rescue Challenge

Photos from the 2017 State Rescue Challenge.

South Australia's AAMI Stadium at West Lakes was our venue for the 2017 SASES State Rescue Challenge – a team training, assessment and development exercise which was held on Saturday 27 May 2017.

The activity involved teams from many different SASES units including composite teams with members from outside of Greater Metropolitan Adelaide as far away as Port Lincoln.

We also used the opportunity to showcase a display relating to swift water rescue and as a recruiting opportunity for potential new members.

For the first time we combined a traditional competition style rescue challenge with a training opportunity for those units that wanted to participate in the scenarios - without the stresses associated with competition.

All teams tackled challenging scenarios which tested leadership, teamwork and the core skills of our first responders - focusing on capabilities associated with rescue from heights, mass casualty management, rescue from depths, building impacts and shoring, search, general rescue, and confined space rescue.

Tea Tree Gully SES Unit, once again, won the top spot in the competition and will now go on to represent the state at the National Disaster Rescue Challenge later this year in Tasmania.

A number of dignitaries and VIPs visited the event including SAMFSChief Officer Greg Crossman, SAPOL Assistant Commissioner Phil Newitt and the Mayor of Sturt, Angela Evans. All were extremely impressed with the range of capabilities within the service and the professionalism of our volunteers.

There are significant benefits in conducting this type of collective training – not only does it provide real world scenarios for validation of our training - but the assessments of team performance provide an important evidence base for building capability and providing assurance over standards and readiness for emergency service teams across the state.

Training deleivered at the 2017 State Rescue Challenge reinforces teamwork, builds morale, increases the confidence and professionalism of our responders and crew leaders and ultimately, builds the operational capabilities of the organisation.

Well done to the SASES training team and all volunteers and staff involved in the conduct of the event - a big thank you for another very successful State Rescue Challenge.

Congratulations too - to all participants and to the Tea Tree Gully SES team on another win.

Media Release for the 2017 State Rescue Challenge.

Winning team of the 2017 SRC

The winning team of the 2017 State Rescue Challenge, Tea Tree Gully Unit.