Road Crash Rescue Operator
NSW SES is the largest provider of Road Crash Rescue in country areas of New South Wales and maintains accredited Road Crash Rescue units. These are located in rural areas spread across the state including Lord Howe Island. Every year NSW SES volunteers respond to 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 they need to remove people trapped in vehicles.
What's involved in this role?
Activities involved in Road Crash Rescue include:
- Extrication of trapped and/or injured people
- Providing first aid until specialised medical assistance arrives
- Traffic control
- Body recovery
Since preventing accidents is always better than attending them, many NSW 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.
Resources to improve road safety
Josh McLaren (NSW SES) talk with Jamie Whincup about the role of the SES when responding to car crashes. Peter and Josh gives personal stories and are candid on how crashes personally affect them. Learn more about being street smart
What you'll love
- Undertake specialist technical training and use advanced rescue equipment
- Save lives on the roads in your community
- Work with a great team
Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
On the 19 th July 2017 Hawkesbury Unit volunteers flew to New Zealand to compete in the Australasian Rescue Championships hosted by the United Fire Brigade Association of New Zealand and Australasian Road Rescue Organisation at Hamilton two hours south of Auckland.
The event sees rescue Units from across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong complete three separate road rescue scenarios and two medical events with scenarios coming from real life accidents that responders have attended with very realistic injuries and entrapments that would be hard to simulate in regular training activities. There is also an excellent training symposium which covered improvements in the rescue and medical worlds and used to showcase new equipment from providers.
Learn more about the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) http://www.arro.org.au/