Streamlining skills

March 08, 2018

Vital training: Emergency services from across the region came together for a vital training session.

Scenario practice: All emergency service members ran through real life scenarios.

Local emergency services gathered on Sunday to learn best practices for working together as a co-operative team.

Organised by the Tatura Ambulance Branch, emergency service members from the CFA, Tatura SES, Police and Shepparton Search and Rescue were in attendance.

Tatura Ambulance Branch team manager Ben Johansen was delighted with the turn out and efforts made on the day.

‘‘We’ve all come together to learn how to best respond to large-scale, multi-casualty incidents,’’ Mr Johansen said.

‘‘Although exposure to these kinds of incidents is low in our area, we want everyone to have an awareness and be exposed in real time.’’

Ten actors were on scene, running car-crash scenarios involving all emergency services in their respective roles.

The event began with informative sessions from each organisation, moving into the scenarios and finishing up with a barbecue and networking opportunity.

‘‘This is a good chance to catch up as we usually only get together when we’re on the scenes of accidents,’’ Mr Johansen said.

‘‘It really allows us to work better as a team.’’

 - Ashlea Witoslawski

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