GSA-HEMS consultants and paramedics are deployed as part of the New South Wales Urban Search & Rescue Task Force. Although registrars are not deployed as part of this team, working in prehospital care requires preparation for work in disaster zones, and a basic understanding of Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) is helpful.
During a six month post we endeavour to provide USAR training to Category 1 level. This training is provided by the NSW Fire & Rescue Service.
Prior to attendance at the practical training, all delegates must complete the exercises on a training CD obtainable from the GSA-HEMS base secretary.
The next USAR Cat 1 training for GSA-HEMS registrars will be provided on 21 May 2013
The USAR Category 1 certificate is internationally recognised and transferable when working for other services. Please contact Dr Carissa Oh to register.
And don’t forget the drinks afterwards, meeting at The Argyle in the Rocks 7pm onwards. Please let me know for numbers if you want to eat too.