NZFBI Field Day: Christchurch Urban Search and Rescue

Urban Search and Rescue: USAR Task Force 2 - Christchurch

Thursday 27 October 2016 - the afternoon before the UFBA 138th Annual Conference in Christchurch from Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October.

In New Zealand, Urban Search and Rescue taskforces are organised and resourced by the New Zealand Fire Service.

New Zealand has USAR bases in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch. Their crews are made up of trained firefighters, search and rescue dog handlers, engineers, paramedics, doctors and more.

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Details of the afternoon 

Urban Search and Rescue: USAR Task Force 2 - Christchurch

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016

Uniform: Dark Blue Level 1 Working Rig

Cost: $30 per person (including lunch). An additional cost may be required for transport from Christchurch to the USAR base.

Description:

In New Zealand, Urban Search and Rescue taskforces are organised and resourced by the New Zealand Fire Service.

New Zealand has USAR bases in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch. Their crews are made up of trained firefighters, search and rescue dog handlers, engineers, paramedics, doctors and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Southern Area USAR base, located in Rolleston, and observe the technical capability of the task force. Presentations will also be given on previous USAR deployments along with the opportunity to ask questions.

Learning outcomes:

Timetable:

12:30 Registration at USAR Base / lunch
13:00 Tour of site
13:30 Demonstration of response capabilities
15:00 Presentation - Japanese Tsunami Response 2011
15:30 Presentation - Christchurch Earthquake Response 2011
16:00 Questions and Answers
16:30 Conclusion of field day

Poster

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Thursday 27th October, 2016
USAR Task Force 2 - Christchurch

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