The organization of the KZN training event was a combined effort between Station 32 Port Edward and Stn 20 Shelly Beach.It was held at The Pont Holiday Resort in Port Edward from the 6 – 8 November 2015, and all stations in KZN were represented at the training – Stn 19 Richards Bay, Stn 5 Durban, Stn 20 Shelly Beach and Stn 32 Port Edward.There were 3 time slots for exercises that consisted of numerous scenarios each.Scenario 1, was focused on first aid: A plane with 4 people on board crashed in a nearby nature reserve. The NSRI volunteers were divided into 4 teams and had to do a bush evacuation.Scenario 2 was split into 4 smaller events; Rescue runner training focused on crew transfers, bail-offs and pick-ups; Tiller-arm training focused on the control and handling of the craft; A capsized vessel that had to be righted and rope work was the event for the land based crew.Scenario 3 was for team building and a wind down: The sea based crew were divided into four groups that had to construct a raft out of empty 2 l bottles, bamboo, some ropes and whatever they could find.
Rope work during the exercise.
Green team building their raft using spinal board.
A team returning from bush evacuation.
Rope work for land based crew/trainee crew.
Rescue Runner and Tiller arm training (coxswains and trainee coxswains).
The volunteers who took part in the exercise.