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13 Mar 2018

San car-park hosts life-saving vertical rescue training


The San recently hosted critical potential life-saving training of volunteers from the Ku-ring-gai Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service who used the multi-deck car-park for their vertical life-saving rescues.

San General Manager Brett Goods offered the Hospital after the SES had difficulties finding a site that would provide the training challenges they needed.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer-based emergency and rescue service providing 24/7 emergency assistance.

Approximately 9,000 volunteers from all walks of life with diverse skills, interests and backgrounds unite to support their communities in times of need.

The local Ku-ring-gai Unit of the SES is based at Golden Jubilee Field in North Wahroonga and has 100 volunteers.

The SES assist with flood and storm emergencies and general rescue in rural areas including road accident rescue, vertical rescue and bush search.

Training is an essential part of being a SES volunteer and the Ku-ring-gai Unit needed a site to train and practice their skills in the specialised activity of vertical rescue from heights.

The SES says the activity was an outstanding success and appreciates the use of the San car-park and site.

Information about the SES is available at Storm assistance is available by calling 132 500

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