RAC Rescue crew and DFES visit Pinjarra to thank emergency crews

RAC Rescue crew and DFES visit Pinjarra to thank emergency crews

RAC and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) visited Pinjarra today to thank police, firefighters and paramedics involved with filming the RAC Rescue Experience.

Pinjarra Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Mandurah Career Fire Fighters, WA Police, St John Ambulance and the RAC Rescue crew filmed a rescue mission re-enactment for the RAC Rescue Experience, a four minute, 360 degree virtual reality experience giving West Australians an inside look at the work of rescue crews.

The emergency service personnel took flight aboard the RAC Rescue Experience for the first time, having filmed the footage off Lakes Road in Stake Hill last year.

RAC general manager corporate affairs Will Golsby said the RAC Rescue Experience would give West Australians an insight into the incredible work the crews do on board the RAC Rescue helicopters and on the ground every day.

“It enables you to take to the sky on board an RAC Rescue helicopter to see what really happens on a rescue,” he said.

“The experience covers the entire mission, from taking flight through to the patient being transferred to hospital; we’re grateful to the emergency service personnel who helped make it possible.”

Pinjarra Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Captain Ken Jones said it was a great opportunity for road users to understand what was involved when emergency services respond to a car crash.

Members of the public can get on board the RAC Rescue Experience at a number of community events this year including Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, Harvey Harvest Festival, the RAC Perth Caravan & Camping Show and the RAC Easter Pit Stop at the Dorsett Road rest stop on Forrest Highway at Waroona.

The RAC Rescue helicopters, funded by the State Government and managed by DFES, are the state’s only dedicated 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter service.

The service has flown more than 5000 missions and covers more than 95 per cent of the state’s population, helping with critical care medical services, essential hospital transfers and search and rescue missions.