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Upper Hutt Leader : July 20th 2011
38 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JULY 20, 2011 NEWS 3875085AH Fun Football SKILLS DAY For 11 to 16 year olds Are you the fastest, most agile, most accurate, or does your technique set you apart... Join Phoenix stars Paul Ifill, Chris Greenacre and Andrew Durante for a fun skills session where you can test yourself (or challenge your mates) and practise drills that will make you a better player. Everyone between the ages of 11-16 welcome. Date: Sunday 24 July Venue Victoria University -- Boyd Wilson Fields Time 10am -- 1pm Cost $60 Includes Pro Elite football T-Shirt Lunch and Refreshments Participation Certificate and Results Coaching Tips from Ifill, Greenacre and Durante Online registration and payment must be made by 22 July Chris Greenacre Paul Ifill Andrew Durante Proud to support Pro Elite Football For more information or to register visit www.proelitefootball.co.nz Lifesaving rescue skills to the fore Crash test: A rescue team working hard at one of the crash scenarios. Inset -- Masked mannequin: The event featured modern life-saving equipment displays including car models, rescue outfits, and the Jaws of Life. Photos: JIMMY NESS By JIMMY NESS RESULTS: The competition had a number of different categories including immediate, controlled and entrapped rescue. It was also divided into world and Australasian championships. The overall world category champions were the Royal Berkshire Rescue Team from England. The Werribee Fire Brigade from Victoria, Australia, and the Generalitat De Catalunya team from Granollers, Spain, were awarded second and third. The Werribee Fire Brigade also won the Australasian title, with New Zealand's Feilding and Morrinsville volunteer fire brigades placed second and third. Crash conference: Hong Kong's rescue unit has an urgent team talk before the next contest. Dead serious: Paramedic student Joanne Cole, 19, acted as a crash victim and wore a fake wound for the event. International fire and rescue crews showed their life-saving skills at the 2011 Australasian and World Rescue Challenges in Upper Hutt last week. About 24 teams from as far away as Russia and Spain com- peted in a variety of road crash simulations and worked against the clock to save practice victims. The event was held from Friday to Sunday at the former South Pacific Tyres complex, after the original location was damaged in the Christchurch earthquake. George Verry, chief executive officer of the United Fire Brigades' Association, says the competition helps teams to work in unpredict- able situations. It is hugely important because across the country there are about 390 to 400 fire brigades and those guys may be first on the scene. For the teams that compete, winning is a bonus. But the real- life focus is learning and refining their skills.'' Holden donated about 60 of the 140 cars used in the competition. The vehicles were dropped from different heights to simulate high- speed crashes and moved to create different scenarios. Rescue crews use a variety of tools such as stretchers and the Jaws of Life to extract their patients. Bernie Rush founded the event with Mike Kimber, and he says the skills of the rescue teams have developed dramatically in the past decade. We started it in 1996 in a pad- dock beside the Desert Road. We did it as an experiment. I am well proud because it's become a real important part of training skill levels across the country. We can now match the injuries of the people to the dam- age done on the car.'' The event included a seminar with guests including a psychol- ogist, who spoke to crews about how people react after a crash. The United Fire Brigades' Association took over organising the contest in 2003 and it has since become an international event, Mr Rush says. At the end of the day, it's all about providing a better service to the public.''
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