> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Marine Rescue NSW volunteers to benefit from Government grants
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers to benefit from Government grants

Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will benefit from new safety gear and training equipment thanks to State Government grants of more than $28,000.

Commissioner Stacey Tannos said Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher had provided $28,140 in grant funding to support MRNSW volunteers’ work to save lives on the water.

'We are very grateful for this support from the Minister, which will enable us to provide our 3,200 volunteers with a range of new training and safety equipment,' Commissioner Tannos said.

'These grants are welcome recognition of the hard work and commitment of the members of our 45 units along the NSW coastline from Point Danger to Eden and on the Alpine Lakes.'

The Minister has provided Marine Rescue with funding for:
• UV polarised sunglasses for volunteers
• Six rescue mannequins
• Six training EPIRBs and
• Three radio direction finders

Commissioner Tannos said the polarised sunglasses would be supplied as part of the volunteers’ standard uniform, as an important health and safety measure.

'Our volunteers, particularly our boat crews, spend a great deal of time outdoors and the introduction of sunglasses as part of their personal safety equipment will help prevent potential damage to their eyes that can be caused by UV radiation,' he said.

'This funding also will enable us to significantly enhance our specialised Search and Rescue training equipment, which will be of particular use in multi-agency regional Search and Rescue Exercises as well as regular unit training operations.

'As part of this training, the rescue mannequins, fitted with EPIRBs and radio direction finders, are dropped into the water and grid search patterns set for search crews to locate and retrieve them.

'This on-the-water training is essential for our members to hone and maintain the skills that are crucial to a successful emergency rescue operation.'

Marine Rescue NSW website


by Ken McManus

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99339

9:56 AM Thu 5 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News



Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,




















































See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature by Jeni Bone,






If all else fails read the instructions!!
If all else fails read the instructions!!
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature
Sydney International Boat Show begins!
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour
Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature
Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go!
UK superyacht industry on the rise   
EOMAP modelling shows what's under our water   
Great Barrier Reef in a bad state, and getting worse   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Organisers add extra sites   
Series Point’s Championship - Formula Two team secures a second place   
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue second vessel out of fuel   
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart   
Marine Rescue volunteers rescue seven in marathon operation   
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
Clipper Motor Yachts expands with Boat Equity   
Check out the Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 at Autumn boat shows   
Brisbane's biggest outdoors expo to celebrate ten years   
Vietnam Marina Development: ONE°15 Vung Ro Bay Marina Resort   
Sydney Harbour welcomes premium boat storage   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Sunseeker boss Stewart McIntyre abruptly leaves luxury yacht builder   
One week to go until the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show   
Launching at Sydney Boat Show - the all new Falcon 300HT-360 HT range   
FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide   
'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT