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

Training Completed 2008

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



Sat 12 April Cliff Dale Trophy
5 teams competing over 7 events. See news story.
Attendees: James, Janelle, Geoff, Paul, Rowan, Sara, Chloe, Bronwyn, Christelle, Helen.
Wed 9 April GR/USAR & fitness
4/5/6th April Dams Trip - Kurow
Weekend of setting up systems and exercises on Aviemore and Waitaki Dams.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Janelle, Geoff, Mita, Paul, Ian, Sharon, Helen, Bronwyn, Chloe, Tom, Emily, Sara, Christelle, Anthony.
2nd April GR/USAR Fitness Dam pack - Sockburn
29th March HA-Urban Rope tech asses - Old CWH
26th March HA-Urban Rope tech theory - Old CWH
20th March GR/Cliffdale preparation
15th March GR & Unit Std 7332 Workbooks
12th March GR & Activities
 8th March GR/USAR/Unit Std 7332
Assessment for Unit Std for traffic control.
27th Feb Fitness Assessment - Sockburn
Beep test - the dreaded beep test again for the start of the unit std - Chloe still reigns supreme.
Attendees: James, Paul, Mita, Sharon, Jude, Deb, Bronwyn, Chloe, Christelle, Sara, Helen, Ron.
23rd Feb Medical Scenarios - Old CWH
Talk on procedure for BGL tests and cardiac monitoring. Practical scenarios with pt's after a blast.
Attendees: Jude, Brian, Geoff, Mita, Ian, Sharon, Deb, Bronwyn, Chloe, Christelle, Sara, Paul, Helen (later), Anthony (pt).
20th Feb Fitness Assessment - Sockburn
Testing for flexability, strength and recovery after a 1km walk in preparation for unit standard on fitness.
16th Feb Pick Offs - Old CWH
Pick off practical training in stairwell using a strop for casualties off line  and also usnig a raising/lowering system for casualties on line.
Attendees: Geoff, Jude, Christelle, Mita, Bronwyn, Sharon, Sara, Paul, Chloe, Ian, Helen.
13th Feb Pick Offs - Woolston
Using different types of descenders and doing simple pick offs from the tower.
Attendees: James, Brian, Jude, Geoff, Paul, Janelle, Deb, Christelle, Sharon, Bronwyn, Ron, Helen.
9th Feb Coast to Coast
Helping with the safety & first aid on the river section on the C to C.
Attendees: James, Brian, Graham, Jude, Brent, Sara, Janelle, Bronwyn, Ian, Chloe, Ross, Andrew, Christelle, Sharon, Geoff, Helen, Paul, Ron. 
2nd Feb GR Lowers & Medical kit sort out
Lowers from the pumphouse and organising the medical kits for the Coast to Coast.
Attendees: Geoff, Mita, Deb, Paul, Chloe, Helen, Ian, Jude, Brian.
30th Jan Coast to Coast Briefing & Training Programme Discussion
Where RATS are going to be during the C 2 C and a brief overview of common medical problems seen during the race. Geoff went over the 2008 training programme.
Attendees: Geoff, Brian, Jude, James, Paul, Chloe, Christelle, Bronwyn, Helen, Ian, Sharon, Mita.
26th Jan Equipment check - Sockburn
Attendees: James, Geoff, Janelle, Helen, Christelle.

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