Training scenario of patient with traumatic injuries and Hypothermia being assessed and transported
Thirty-one Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters were recently put through their paces at Remote Casualty Care Training.
The training was run by TacMed over two courses in Launceston and Hobart and focused on winch trained staff being able to assist with remote area deployment.
The training involved scenarios such as patient assessment, trauma management, secondary assessment and monitoring, remote trip planning and preparation, triage, transport and other skills.
Simulated road accident victims Adam Burt and Chris Salter requiring triage and treatment
Training augmented the first aid needs analysis review with all field-based firefighters for PWS receiving new individual first aid kits focused on life saving injury profiles. Trauma kits have also been purchased for all firefighting vehicles and remote crews.
Trainer Andreas demonstrating wound cleaning in a remote setting
Fire Operations Manager (Landscape Programs) Richard Dakin assisted the First Aid Needs Analysis Working Group that determines training needs and the purchase of new trauma equipment for PWS firefighters.
“Our focus is on early detection and rapid response. The Rapid Attack program with winch capable crews is important for our teams to be able to respond to remote fires quickly,” Richard said.
“We want to ensure they have the equipment and training they need to stay safe in difficult situations. The remote casualty care training with multiple scenarios and field training proved highly successful and was very well received by staff.
“The First Aid Needs Analysis working group will assess the continued roll out of improved safety for firefighters.”
Field Officer Steve Locke getting some CPR support from teammate Kyle Rickard