Cadets learn vital skills

Cockburn SES members Matt Thomas and Teagan Buss put cadets Blainey Gwarada, Justin Morrison and Destiny Harema through their paces. Picture: Martin Kennealey d407108
Cockburn SES members Matt Thomas and Teagan Buss put cadets Blainey Gwarada, Justin Morrison and Destiny Harema through their paces. Picture: Martin Kennealey d407108

The SES was asked to train the cadets, who are students aged 13 to 17 at Hamilton Senior High School, in rescue techniques involving ladders, generators and lighting.

Each cadet was given time to climb a ladder, start a generator used on call-outs and shown how to put up rescue lighting.

‘Hopefully, each cadet walked away with a better understanding of the basic equipment that we use operationally on a call-out and an understanding of the safety aspects that need to be considered when using any equipment,’ training manager Karen Brozek said.

‘It is always great to see young people joining the SES because they have such enthusiasm and being a volunteer organisation, young people are the future of our unit and our ability to continue to help the community in emergencies.’