An important part of station life is learning essential field techniques for responding to emergency incidents as a small team. This week our search and rescue training (facilitated by Billy, Senior Field Training Officer) focused on learning the rigging systems for raising and lowering a rescue stretcher on a slope.
Following a refresher in knotcraft (and a reminder that “if it’s not a bend or a hitch then it’s a knot”) and kitting out with personal safety gear, we set off to practice our techniques on nearby slopes.
As you can see from the photos the team did a brilliant job of safely setting up the rigging systems and retrieving and transporting a stretcher patient to safety on two different slopes. It was also great fun for the Station Leader who went over the edge twice!
Kat (Station Leader)