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The CFA Rescue Association has benefited from a Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grant of just under $20,000.00
CFARA have been successful in obtaining two ultimate hurt manikins, each manikin is valued at around $9000.00.
CFA’s twenty three Rescue brigades across the State and Echuca-Moama’s S&R Squad will now be able to train with real life looking and feeling state of the art manikins, they are a full body manikin that brigades will be able to simulate trauma and emergency care.
In line with CFA’s introduction last year of the ‘Careflight’ program, CFA rescue operator training will move from providing first aid to trauma care whilst awaiting Ambulance Paramedics to attend, at times we are the frontline in pre-hospital emergency trauma care.
The manikins have various modules with different heads, arms, legs & torso, this will allow Rescue brigades to practise their trauma training and better understand the body in relation to what occurs at a real road trauma rescue scene.
“The trauma manikins give us such flexibility in relation to what we do, they are very life like” said CFARA State President, Ex Lieutenant Kevin Chisholm. “Our CFA Rescue brigades and affiliated private rescue squads don’t just attend road accident rescue, but many other emergencies including industrial rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, quarry & mine rescue, and urban search & rescue to name a few, this equipment will allow us to train for all of the incident types we attend" he said.
There will be one manikin housed at Nar Nar Goon for the rescue brigades on the eastern side of the state and the second at Werribee for the rescue brigades on the western side of the state.
Rescue brigades will be able to book the manikins that will come with a CFARA approved and endorsed Medical Reference Group trainer.
The CFA Rescue Association would like to thank Dianne Frost from VESEP and Brenniston First Aid for assisting in the purchase.