SES cadetships for Bonalbo
ON THURSDAY, December 10, 15 Year 9 and 10 students from Bonalbo Central School received their certificates after finishing their State Emergency Service cadetship at Tabulam on Wednesday, September 30.
The exciting final day of activities included a diverse list of activities.
These included safe boating instruction, general rescue training, rope work including Z-rigging in order to move large objects horizontally, casualty handling, and the cutting open of a car to enable the removal of injured occupants.
The cadetship program provides background information about the emergency service.
It also teaches the importance of teamwork in a rescue, risk management, and the identification of hazards and how to control them.
Cadets graduate with a range of enhanced physical capabilities, improved confidence, and the ability to make rational and informed decisions about the safe participation in a wide range of leisure pursuits.
It also offers the cadets a first-hand insight into the workings of the State Emergency Service and the role this vital organisation plays in crisis situations and disaster management.
All the students enjoyed the experience and Tabulam SES deputy unit controller and training co-ordinator, Chris Schofield, said: “The participants were serious about the course and a very fine group of cadets.”