Denman Fire and Rescue NSW to join Crows Nest at 2017 Australasian Road Crash Rescue Challenge in New Zealand

TEAM EFFORT: Denman Fire and Rescue NSW's (back, from left) Retf Gavin Bright, deputy captain Stephen Kendall (ARRO team captain), engine keeper Amon Burkill, Retf Malcolm Kendall, (front, from left) Retf Roxley Duggan, and Retf Logan McKenzie.

TEAM EFFORT: Denman Fire and Rescue NSW's (back, from left) Retf Gavin Bright, deputy captain Stephen Kendall (ARRO team captain), engine keeper Amon Burkill, Retf Malcolm Kendall, (front, from left) Retf Roxley Duggan, and Retf Logan McKenzie.

DENMAN Fire and Rescue NSW bring their best to every incident.

Next week, a group of the brigade’s members will put their emergency skills to the test at the Australasian Road Crash Rescue Challenge.

The 2017 event – at Hamilton, New Zealand – will present them with a range of simulated emergency scenes.

Denman’s crew is one of two brigades to represent Fire and Rescue NSW at the challenge, joined by 2016 participants Crows Nest.

Station captain Gavin Bray said he thought it would be a fantastic thing for the brigade.

“This is the first time our station’s had the chance to represent fire and rescue,” he said.

The Denman team – Amon Burkill, Roxley Duggan, Gavin Bright, Logan McKenzie, and Malcolm Kendall – will be captained by Steve Kendall.

Organised by the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO), the challenge is judged on a range of techniques, including patient management, and extracting casualties from cars.

Mr Bray said participants could encounter a variety of situations during the test, including upside-down cars, and vehicles wrapped around power poles.

”There is 30 minutes for each exercise,” Mr Bray said.

Back home, there is a lot happening at the Upper Hunter station.

Mr Bray said the brigade was searching for new members to join them in helping the community.

For more information about becoming a member, or to register your interest, contact the station on 65472686, or Gavin on 0427 171441.

Those interested can also apply by visiting www.fire.nsw.gov.au 

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