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Fire and Rescue NSW officers attend large animal rescue courses.

December 2017

Photo of Fire and Rescue NSW staff

In October the Sydney International Equestrian Centre hosted four, two day, training courses for Fire and Rescue NSW. Over eighty Fire and Rescue NSW officers and three Equestrian Centre staff were trained in large animal rescue.

All the training was held on-site at the Equestrian Centre which provided the perfect location for large animal rescue scenarios to be carried out. Horse and cow manikins, each weighing around 800kg, were rescued from waterbodies and other precarious places as part of the scenario training. 

The Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent, Tim Fox, and his team recently returned to the Equestrian Centre to thank the venue for their support and assistance with coordinating the training. Tim awarded the Office of Sport with a plaque to recognise the occasion.

Pictured left to right SES Deputy Controller David King – Hawkesbury, Kevin Flynn – Venue Manager SIEC, Sue Hartog – Event Coordinator SIEC, Tim Fox –  FRNSW Superintendent and Greg Rood – FRNSW Instructor Rescue Technical Training.