PARAMEDICS and SES volunteers have had a rescue operation of a different kind, all in the name of training.
The Ambulance NSW and SES crews from Armidale and Tamworth practiced vertical and flood rescues at Chaffey Dam, near Nundle, on Tuesday morning.
“We’re collaborating together so that we can work better together in an emergency when and if we’re required,” Namoi SES Deputy Controller Heath Stimson said.
“The paramedics and SES volunteers were out in flood boats performing flood rescues to simulate people trapped in flood waters and we also carried out rescue training up and down the morning glory spillway.”
About 20 rescuers from both organisations took to the water for the exercise.