Road Crash Rescue
The SES is the largest provider of Road Crash Rescue in country areas of New South Wales.
The SES has accredited Road Crash Rescue units. These are located in rural areas spread across the state including Lord Howe Island. Every year SES volunteers respond to many hundreds of serious motor vehicle accidents.
Road Crash Rescue accredited units undergo extensive training to meet the demanding skills required to undertake such rescues and units have specially equipped vehicles that provide them with the equipment that they need to remove people trapped in vehicles.
The roles involved with Road Crash Rescue include:
- Providing first aid until specialised medical assistance arrives
- providing traffic control
- Removing trapped and injured people
- Removing bodies
Because preventing accidents is always better than attending them, many SES volunteers also provide
'driver reviver' sites across NSW during holiday periods. Driver fatigue is a known killer on the roads, and these sites provide drivers with the chance to rest and have something to eat and drink before resuming their journey.