Port Lincoln SES earns training experience

PREPPED: SES Port Lincoln volunteer Ben Stobart puts on a safety harness before one of the scenarios.

PREPPED: SES Port Lincoln volunteer Ben Stobart puts on a safety harness before one of the scenarios.

The Port Lincoln SES unit got some valuable training experience by participating in the State Rescue Challenge at AAMI Stadium on Saturday.

Port Lincoln joined with the Sturt unit as one of four teams that used the event as a training opportunity.

The teams took part in six simulated scenarios designed to test their rescue and response skills, these included rescue from heights, a mass casualty situation and land rescue.

SES unit training coordinator Max Coulson said the Port Lincoln unit enjoyed working with the metropolitan units, developed great camaraderie and picked up vital skills.

In the competition Tea Tree Gully won its 13th straight challenge and will represent the state at the National Disaster Rescue Competition.

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