NAERC plays an integral part in emergency response training and gives teams the opportunity to test their skills in the field through simulated emergency situations in preperation for real-life emergency events. .
These scenarios are designed to be the closest teams will get to the real thing, while putting teams under the pressure of being judged by seasoned professional adjudicators and watched by their peers, colleagues, family and the general public.
Throughout the course of the event teams receive a 'call to response' and will face challenges under the disciplines of; Fire Fighting, First-Aid, Rescue from Heights, Breathing Apparatus Skills, Underground Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Road Accident Rescue. Teams also complete and theory test and individual skills testing.
The NAERC motto is
‘The minute saved through practice is the minute needed to save a life’,
For enquiries please contact MCA NT - NAERC Event Manager, Giovanna Webb: email@example.com
The 2022 Northern Australia Emergency Response Competition was held in Darwin from 12 - 15 May and gave the six competing teams the opportunity to test their skills and response capabilities under pressure through simulated emergency situations in preparation for real-life emergency events.
Thank you to sponsors McArthur River Mine, Agnico Eagle, Newmont, Mt Isa Mines, Rio Tinto, ERGT, Charles Darwin University, OHMS, Draeger, PT Hydraulics, Fire Rescue Safety Australia, USM, Hastings Deeting, Blackwoods and Thorzt.
The winners of the NAERC 2022 Awards are:
Underground Search and Rescue: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
Theory: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
BA Skills: South 32 Cannington
Rescue from Height: NWQ Rockstar Ringins
Fire Fighting: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
Hazmat: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
Road Accident Rescue: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
First Aid: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
Best Casualty: Vicki Simlesa
Best Adjudicator: Natasha Little
Best Team Manager: Mal Pitkin, Rio Tinto Gove Operations
Most Helpful Team: Rio Tinto Gove Operations
Best Individual: Matt Doyle; Rio Tinto Gove Operations
Best Medic: Steven Matthews, Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
Best Captain: Rachel Dixon, South 32 Cannington
Team Safety: Agnico Eagle Australia Fosterville
Best Overall Team: South 32 Cannington