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.

We held the 2017 SASES State Rescue Challenge at South Australia's AAMI Stadium at West Lakes on Saturday 27 May 2017.

The activity involved teams from many different SASES units.

Some teams were made up of volunteers from different regional units as far away as Port Lincoln.

We showcased a swift water rescue display as a recruiting opportunity for potential new members.

All teams tackled challenging scenarios which tested leadership, teamwork and core skills of our first responders. They focused on capabilities for:

  • rescue from heights
  • mass casualty management
  • rescue from depths
  • building impacts and shoring
  • search, general rescue, and confined space rescue.

The winning team went on to represent the state at the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Tasmania late 2017.

A number of guests visited the event including SAMFS Chief Officer Greg Crossman, SAPOL Assistant Commissioner Phil Newitt and the Mayor of Sturt, Angela Evans. They were all extremely impressed with the range of capabilities and professionalism of our volunteers.

Our volunteers and the organisation gain many benefits from the training delivered at the 2017 State Rescue Challenge. The training:

  • reinforces teamwork
  • builds morale
  • increases the confidence and professionalism of responders and crew leaders
  • builds the operational capabilities of the organisation.

Media Release for the 2017 State Rescue Challenge.

Volunteers training 2017 State Rescue Challenge

Volunteers training 2017 State Rescue Challenge