A public talk on whether hikers should carry a safety device, like a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), or Spot Tracker. How does a search and rescue operation work? What safety devices are available?
Two guest speakers:
- Trevor Arnold, SES Commander North Region and Manager Technical Rescue Services
- Anthony Chan, Electric Bug (retail)
Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 7.30pm
Venue: Burnside City Uniting Church – Cnr Portrush Rd/Fisher St, Tusmore (Enter from Fisher Street).
Trevor Arnold will speak on:
- How SES see ‘remote’ as in ‘remote outback’. Should bushwalkers really equip themselves with a safety device?
- The role of SES as a volunteer organization – how they are alerted to and respond to an emergency
- Approximate time delay from call up to arrival on site, for instance for Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges
- What is the surest device to achieve the surest response in the shortest time? Comparison of PLB and Spot devices
- case stories
Anthony Chan will speak on:
- How to use technology to keep ourselves (bushwalkers) safe in the bush
- Comparison of devices (initial costs, recurring costs, reliability)
Please bring $5 for donation to offset cost of Hall hire and refreshments – there is no need to book for this event.
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