From: Wednesday February 5, 2020, 12:30 pm
To: Wednesday February 5, 2020, 2:00 pm
SNR. SGT. GREG PAULS, VICTORIA POLICE
Topic: "Life Experiences in Emergency Response"
Working at the Search and Rescue Squad means no day is ever the same. Trained to find missing people, conduct vertical rescues and dive the depths of rivers and seas, the 20 squad members are prepared for most situations.
Senior Sergeant Greg Paul oversees the squad and has witnessed first-hand what can happen when people tackle outdoor adventures without proper preparation. The unpredictable alpine region is one area that keeps them busy throughout the year.
“In Victoria, we can get snow any time of year – even in January,” he said. “When people are travelling during the warmer months, they may be going for a bush walk, so they’re wearing minimal protective clothing. “They may not even have navigation equipment on hand. The weather can change quite quickly and they can find themselves stranded.”
When winter comes around and the snow season is in full swing, even the most experienced adventurers can find themselves caught out.
Includes 2 course meal & coffee
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Level 35, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000