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Vollie News Thursday 25th March 2010 Page 7 On the Saturday Katherine had a public duty at Katherine Research Farm for their open day and we put together a scenario for the public to show what Paramedics, Volunteers and Fire crew combined do and can do in situations that call for us. For our scenario we had a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) set up how the vehicles would be parked. We had one of our members made up to simulate the real injuries. The Fire crew cut open the car with their heavy cutting tools and the vollies administered First Aid and extricated the Casualty with the assistance of the Paramedics. Big thanks to Trevor, our Paramedic Officer who used a PA system to inform the public on what was happening and make them aware of First Aid courses and general information. To the public it would have looked very realistic, but knowing that it was just a scenario I couldnt help keep thinking that was all it was. MVA happen a lot in and around Katherine in the dry season with tourists in abundance, no doubt anywhere in the Territory. I know it sounds off and its not a good thing but I felt lucky to be able to attend an MVA with the Paramedics that following Tuesday when I was driving for the crew to fill in my driving log books. To be able to see at hand in a real situation how everyone works together, you cant get any more realistic then that. Our Cadets are working hard on their Camp badge and Preliminary First aid books. At Cadets we had an influx of new members come along which makes the Monday night training a whole lot more involved and fun. Most of all our new members will be completing their First Aid certificates on a one day course the day before ANZAC day, so they will all look good in their uniforms on parade. David Scaife has been taking

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