The last couple of months have been very busy for the Murchison SES with our volunteers being called out to jobs including road crash rescue and trees down. Easter had the Murchison crew set up for the driver reviver program on the GV Highway near Wharing which saw the guy’s and girls serve over 1000 coffees, teas, milos and countless number of biscuits.
We responded to quite a few trees down, one of which an Ambulance had collided with it, this happened out on the Murchison-Bendigo Rd, both occupants were fine and with no injuries. We also attended a crash at the Nagambie speedway with the occupant of the sprint car being released before our arrival and having possible back injuries.
The Murchison Unit attended the road crash at Wahring involving three cars, along with the help of Shepparton Search and Rescue we were able to extricate the trapped person from one of the vehicles who was air lifted to Melbourne, thanks also to Vic police, CFA and Ambulance Vic. The driver of the second vehicle was not trapped and required medical assistance.
We had three of our members complete and pass the General Rescue Course with members from the Euroa unit and Shepparton Search and Rescue, this means that Murchison now has three more active members to respond to our jobs.
The Murchison Unit had the opportunity to train with the SES Seymour Unit at the Seymour heritage railway centre this gave 5 of our members an opportunity to work in a real life scenario involving two trains and two car collisions. We also learnt how to lift carriages off vehicles trapped under a train as well as rescue and evacuation of people trapped on the train.