The Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) is the peak body in Australasia for the development and exchange of information, knowledge and skills in road rescue. Its membership is drawn from the individuals and organisations in the emergency services that assist people at road crashes everyday such as Fire Services, State Emergency Services and Ambulance Services.
ARRO was established as the Australian National Road Accident Rescue Association (ANRARA) in 1996. ANRARA changed its name to ARRO in 2003 to better reflect its position on the World Rescue Organisation. ARRO represents Australasia on the council.
ARRO is a membership based Association, incorporated in Victoria, and relies on the support of members to exist. Members can be individuals, emergency service organisations, as well as corporates with an interest in the rescue industry. ARRO operates as a non-profit organisation under the Associations Incorporation Act (Vic) 1981 and has Rules of Association.
The answer in 1' 29"!
Teams often have questions about participation in the rescue challenge and about improving on road service delivery. The ARRO Technical Committee has developed these questions and answers to assist rescue teams in identifying best practice in both the challenge and day to day rescue on the road.
GOLD AND SILVER WINNERS !
A massive congratulations to our very own team Hunter Valley Rescue who represented Australia and ARRO in the 2021 World Rescue Challenge.
This year’s World Rescue Challenge looked a little different to others. Drones and virtual reality replaced face-to-face competition in the world-first virtual World Rescue Challenge, with members from NSW SES Port Stephens and NSW Ambulance joining forces to represent Australia in the event. Competing under the name Hunter Valley Rescue, the team 6 comprised of 4 NSW SES members and 2 NSW Ambulance members. The team competed in 2 separate challenges, against 20 other teams from around the world including from Europe, Asia, America and beyond.
The World Rescue Challenge is an annual event hosted by World Rescue Organisation, where teams are presented with scenarios, which require them to work together to rescue and treat casualties.
The team put their rescue experience to good use, performing scene assessment, taskings, casualty assessment and triage, injury management, vehicle stabilisation, extrication planning, safety management, vehicle deconstruction and casualty handover to ambulance paramedics.
The team were awarded GOLD for the XVR Incident Command Challenge, and SILVER for the Human Drones Trauma Challenge.
A big thank you to the Simulation Training team at Fire and Rescue NSW for developing an VRX training video to familiarise Hunter Valley Rescue with the technology.
Head over to the Port Stephens SES Facebook page to watch the team competing.