Wanneroo Joondalup SES to hold open night

Wanneroo Joondalup SES and other emergency service volunteers were involved in the recent simulated crash exercise in Quinns Rocks. Picture: Steven Faulkner
Wanneroo Joondalup SES and other emergency service volunteers were involved in the recent simulated crash exercise in Quinns Rocks. Picture: Steven Faulkner

THE Wanneroo Joondalup State Emergency Service will hold an open night next Wednesday for people interested in volunteering.

The September 20 information will include live demonstrations of SES activities at the group’s base in Joondalup.

Earlier this month, Quinns Rocks Emergency Services Cadet Corps members had a first-hand look at a simulated crash scene in Quinns Rocks that involved the rescue helicopter.

Chief instructor Steven Faulkner co-ordinated the September 5 exercise at the cadet unit’s base at Quinns Rocks Primary School.

The scenario involved setting up a car crash on the basketball court, with multiple casualties.

Several volunteer emergency service groups, including Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Wanneroo Joondalup SES, took part.

“It was a great opportunity for all the emergency service groups to come together,” Mr Faulkner said. “The reason we do this training is to pick out things that we need to improve and better prepare ourselves for real emergencies.”

Mr Faulkner said the cadets acted as first responders, doing basic first aid until the Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue crew arrived.

Cadets watched as paramedics worked on the injured, who included cadets from Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and actors organised by St John Ambulance.

Firefighters used the jaws of life to cut open the vehicle involved and emergency workers demonstrated a patient transfer from an ambulance to the RAC rescue helicopter.

The cadet unit is open to students in years 7-12. For more, email quinnsrocksescadets@gmail.com or call 0439 527 810.

The Wanneroo Joondalup SES open night will be at 21 Winton Road, Joondalup.

To register to attend, email recruiting@wjses.com.au by September 17 or call 9300 1666 for more.

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