Rats.co.nzSpecialist First Response Team to the Canterbury Region

Training Completed 2007

This is the training we have completed, who came along and an overview of what was covered.

Date

Training
   
 7 November Recce & Search Techniques - Johns Rd
A recce for a patient in the Johns Rd rubble pile. A quick surface recce found the pt who was extricated onto a backboard and placed into basket stretcher and evacuated with a line pass of the stretcher.
Attendees: Geoff, Brian, Jude, Janelle, James, Jack, Paul, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Helen.
3 October GR Training - Sockburn
Single & 2 point lowers in pumphouse & Office. Sewer knot practice.
Attendees: Geoff, Janelle, Brian, Jude, Paul, Ian, Sharon, Helen, Christelle, Chloe, Bronwyn, Emily, Mita, Sarah.
31 October USAR - GR - Recon Mapping
Reconnaisance training at old CWH.
20 Ocober High Angle Training
HA held at Woolston Fire Tower
17 October USAR - GR - Lowers 4 point
Lowers training at Sockburn
6 October USAR - GR Ladder Slide/Hinge
GR training at old CWH.
3 October

Medical - Quiz
A series of general knowledge & medical questions to test the Rats.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, James, Andrea, Brent, Geoff, Ian, Sharon, Mita, Paul, Rowan, Christelle, Bronwyn, Chloe, Jack, Deb, Sarah.

3 October Trust Meeting
Attendees: Brian, Rowan, Jude, Ian, Brent, Andrea, James, Mita.
22 September HA Lowers/Raising & Directionals - Old CWH
Set up of a lower & raising system in an internal stairwell using directionals to best postion lowering lines & stretcher. Lesson on the forces on the system considering the angles and Kn of directionals.
Attendees: Allan, Margie, Geoff, Jude, James, Mita, Paul, Rowan, Christelle, Bronwyn, Chloe, Ian, Sharon, Jack, Helen.
19 Sept

Pandora Debrief & Welcome to new Rats
Discussion on the exercises that the Rats participated in and the PRats are now Rats! Welcome to the team Christelle, Bronwyn & Chloe. & we are looking forward to the cake!
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Margie, Allan, Deb, Christelle, Bronwyn, Chloe, Ian, Sharon, Janelle, Jack, Helen, Mita, Geoff, Paul.

14/15 September Exercise Pandora - Timaru
Series of different rescue based exercises over 24 hours around the port of Timaru and the old Hydro Hotel. Rats took part in a HA rescue in a 50m silo, recce & extracation in a fishing trawler and at the Hydro Hotel.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Geoff, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Jack, Bronwyn, Christelle, Chloe, Paul and 7 members of RT2.
12 September Pandora Preparation
Gear sort out and trailor load up prior to Exercise Pandora
Attenddees: Brian, Deb, James, Janelle, Helen, Rowan, Geoff, Ian, Sharon, Bronwyn, Christelle, Chloe, Mita, Paul, Jack.
5 September USAR - GR - Mapping Standards
Discussion on standard mapping symbols.
Attendees: Geoff, Brian, Jude, Mita, Deb, Allan, Margie, Paul, Ian, Sharon, Christelle, Bronwyn, Chloe.
1 September Medical - Setting up CCP at old CWH - See Slideshow
A practical exercise in which the Rats had to set up a CCP somewhere in the hospital for potentially up to 60 patients with unknown injuries. A series of "paper" pts proceded to bombard the CCP for triage & treatment.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Janelle, Paul, Ian, Tom, Mita, Deb, Christelle. 
18 August

Ladders - revision - See Slideshow
A practical review of the standards for working with ladders. Raising, lowering lashing, assisting casualties down ladders and a final play inside Christchurch Women's climbing a vertical ladder between the stairwell,
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Mita, Deb, Paul, Ian, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Emily, Rowan, Geoff, Helen, Margie, Allan.

15 August

Rogaine - Map reading - See Slideshow
Fun short recce exercise with a difference. 30 hidden points around the Hospital. Four teams of two had to find the points in the dark (one torch per team) using the floor plans of the hospital.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Mita, Deb, Paul, Ross, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Sharon, Jack, Emily.

11 August High angle exercise at CWH - See news story & slideshows
A series of scenarios to recce and extricate pts. Two from a roof space requiring a vertical 2 point through a manhole and the other from a first level window accessed from the 2nd level and lowered to the ground.
Attndees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Geoff, Mita, Deb, Paul, Ross, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Helen, Jack, Emily.
8 August Training program discussion & General rescue exercise
A brief preview of the years training and then an exercise in the pump house to extract 2 pts without using the stairs.
Attendees: Ian, Sharon, Geoff, James, Janelle, Brian, Jude, Mita, Rowan, Paul, Christelle, Bronwyn, Jack.
28 July Equipment Audit
Attendees: Geoff, Sharon, Christelle
25 July 1900-2100 Stretcher Lashings
Session on lashing basket & board stretchers and rigging for 1,2 & 4 point lowers.
Attendees: Mita, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Rowan, Paul, Margie, Ian, Sharon, Jack, Helen, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn.
21 July 0900-1200 High Angle - Woolston
Basic set up and abseiling, knot passing and ascending techniques and how to keep warm doing it which Jack's cake helped with!
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Geoff, Paul, Allan, Margie, Ian, Rowan, Ross, Tom, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Helen, Jack.
18 July 1900-2100 Discussion on short & long term goals of the team.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Paul, Allan, Margie, Mita, Debs, Brent, Rowan, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Chloe, Bronwyn, Sara, Christelle, Helen, Jack.
11 July Management Meeting
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Geoff, Sharon.
6 & 7 July Rat Recruitment - See Slideshow
A series of overnight exercises to put prospective Rats through their paces.
Attendees: James, Brian, Geoff, Jude, Paul, Deb, Ian, Sharon, Rowan and 7 prospective Rats.
4 July Rat Recruiting Introduction 
A brief overview of what the Rats do, expectations and introductions.
Attendees: James, Debs, Jude, Geoff, Brian, Rowan, Paul, Ian, Sharon, Janelle (Happy Birthday), Helen.
30 June Emergency Roofing Practical - Scarborough - See Slideshow
Setting up anchor system with tag lines over a roof & laying/securing tarps on roof.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Debs, Helen.
27 June Rats Trust & Rats AGM Meeting
Election of Trust members, Rats management members, Rats leadership & other meeting stuff.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Geoff, Linda, Graham, Brenda, Mita, Paul, Rowan, Helen, Ian, Sharon, Ross.
16 June Multi Agency Coastguard Exercise - Lyttelton (See news article & slideshow)
A large exercise incorporating several smaller exercises with coastguard, police, fire, ambulance, civil defence, The Salvation Army, Westpac helicoptor & search planes atttending.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Allan, Margie, Rowan, Jack, Alex, Helen, Tom and Paul (welcome back).
9 June Storm Response Theory
Powerpoint lesson on prevention, preparedness & planning for storm response and related issues.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Tom, Geoff, Ian, Sharon, Alex, Debs, Helen, Rowan. 
30 May Nightime Cableway Exercise Woolston
Set up of cableway to "rescue" handler & dog from level 2 window. Cableway set up on top level and tensioned from ground level. Two tether lines attatched to usual baseplate set up on cableway & dropped to handler.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Linda & Que, Mita, Debs, Ian, Sharon, Rowan, Ross, Alex.  
23 May Medical - Trauma & medical scenarios
Practical practising of questioning, monitoring and treating of pts under different scenarios.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, James, Debs, Mita, Rowan, Helen, Ian, Sharon, Alex. 
19 May Tent Sort Out
Sorting out which poles go with which tents. May take take another day!
Attendees: James, Alex, Jude, Brian, Ian, Sharon, Helen.
16 May Medical - Baseline monitoring & advanced medical techniques
The importance of regular pt monitoring; OP, NP & LMA insertion; IV set up; basic arhythmias.
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Janelle, James, Brent, Rowan, Debs, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Geoff (Happy Birthday), Alex, Jack .
12 May

Mine & Cave Rescue - West Coast - See news article
A talk with mine rescue in morning at Runanga and practical exercise in afternoon with Cave rescue team at Punakaiki.
Attendees: James, Mita, Debs, Allan, Margie, Jude, Rowan, Ian, Sharon. 

9 May Briefing for West Coast Trip & Fun Team Building
5 May High Angle Practical - Old CWH
Setting up of raising system in lift shaft.
2 May Specialist Theory Night
A chance to update work books
28 April Stretcher set up & lowers
Rigging of basket, back board & sked stretchers and lowering using single, 2 & 4 point lowers. Practised 4 point lower over a single edge.
Attendees: Jude, Janelle, Jack, Ian, Sharon, Mita, Alex, Geoff, Rowan & Tom.
21 April USAR Dog assessments
Attendees:
Attendees: Janelle, Brenda & Linda.
18 April General Rescue Ex Ashburton - ICP, recce, pt handling & extrication from old hotel due for demolition.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Ian, Mita, Sharon, Debs, Rowan, Alex and members of RT11.
14 April Confined Space Ex
Attendees:
James, Janelle, Ian, Sharon, Mita, Geoff & Rowan.
11 April General Rescue Ex Michelle Rd - Setting up an ICP, recce, pt handling & extrication from a factory.
Attendees: Brian, Mita, Jude, Tom, Debs, Janelle, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Alex & members of RT11
04 April Recce Ex Johns Rd - Based on previous
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Debs, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Janelle, Alex.
31 March Le Race Duty - See news article & slideshow
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Sharon, Allan, Margie, Graham, Shailer, Ian, Debs, Brent, Janelle, Sarah.
 
30 March CCC Rescue Ex - Based at Johns Rd rubble pile concentrating on recce, pt handling & extrication - See News article & slideshow
Attendees: James, Brian, Janelle, Geoff.
 
28 March

Le Race Briefing
Attendees: James, Brian, Janelle, Mita, Graham, Ian, Sharon, Debs, Brent, Alex.

 17 March System Drills - Stretcher Lashing, 4 Point Lowers
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Debs, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Jack, Alex.
 10 March General Rescue Ex - Lateral thinking ex to retrieve pt from concrete bunkers
Attendees: Brian, Jude, Geoff, Ian, Sharon, Debs, Jack, Mita.
 06 March Crash/Fire Ex - in conjuction with St Johns
Attendees: Brian, Geoff, Jude, Janelle, Jude, Ian, Sharon, Mita, Rowan
03 March General Rescue Skills
Attendees: Geoff, Janelle, Brian, Jude,
28 Feb Basic Abseilling/Pick Offs
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Ian, Sharon, Debs, Janelle, Alex.
21 Feb Team Catch Up/Admin
Attendees: Janelle, James, Deb, Mita, Paul, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea
14 - 18 Feb

PHEC Course
Attendees: Deb, Mita, Brent, Rowan, Marg, Allan, Tom, Emily, Brent, Andrea, Helen

10 Feb

Coast To Coast River Safety - See news article & slideshow
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Paul, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Allan, Marg, Jack, Ross, Rowan, Graham, Jude, Brian, Brenda, Jim and Charlie from Fire Ops.

07 Feb Coast to Coast Briefing
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Paul, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Jack, Ross, Rowan, Graham, Jude, Brian, Brenda.
27 Jan      

Medical Training - refresher prior to PHEC course
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Allan, Marg, Ross, Rowan,  Jude, Brian, Emily 

24 Jan USAR Awareness
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Deb,  Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Jack, Rowan, Graham, Jude, Brenda, Linda
 
20 Jan

Medical Training - refresher prior to PHEC course
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Allan, Marg, Jack,  Rowan, Jude, Brian, Emily

17 Jan

Gear Sort Out
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Paul, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Allan, Marg, Jack, Ross, Rowan. 

5 - 8 Jan

Swiftwater Training - See news article
Attendees: Janelle, James, Mita, Paul, James, Ian, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Brent, Andrea, Tom, Jack, Ross, Rowan, Graham, Brenda
 

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