For anyone in Adelaide that's interested, SASES will be holding their State Rescue Challenge 17 & 18 August at Angle Park. Don't forget your raincoat and covered shoes if you are attending.
Nine State Emergency Service (SES) teams from across the state will take part in the State Rescue Challenge being held at Angle Park next weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 August).
Held every second year, the challenge is a gruelling two-day competition with teams facing a number of realistic emergency situations and rescue scenarios.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the challenge on Saturday from 8am to 5pm and on Sunday from 8am to 2pm.
It will be held at the Metropolitan Fire Service’s (MFS) state training facility at Gate 4, 480 Grand Junction Road, Angle Park.
SES Deputy Chief Officer Dermot Barry said the nine teams had been training hard to prepare for the event.
“The nine teams have made a massive commitment to this event, putting in many hours to hone their skills so they can respond to a variety of emergencies and ensuring people trapped in perilous situations can be quickly, efficiently and safely freed,” Mr Barry said.
“The State Rescue Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for the public to come and see what the SES does on a regular basis, often in the very worst of weather, and the skills that our volunteer members have acquired through their training,” he added.
Teams competing in this year’s State Rescue Challenge are from both metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.
Metropolitan Adelaide teams competing will be Metro South (based at Lynton), Western Adelaide (Netley), Eastern Suburbs (Firle), Tea Tree Gully and Edinburgh while regional South Australia teams will come from Yankalilla, Port Lincoln and Mount Barker.
There will also be a composite team comprising members from SES units at Western Adelaide and Mount Gambier.
The winning team will represent South Australia at the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Victoria in September.