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18 | The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 The nine students, ranging from 1620 enjoyed special NTES training and have now completed the Volunteer Member Induction Course (VMIC) with qualifications contributing to their senior certificate. Next semester they will complete their first aid certificate with the ultimate goal achieving their Certificate II in SES Rescue. Arnhem Area Manager for NTES, Mr Keith Hutton said this training is an important program for the Maningrida community and NTES volunteers should be commended for their contributions. The entire program was pieced together by the volunteers and the training made appropriate for the students. Volunteers really are the backbone of our organisation. Jo Killmister (Unit Officer) and David Wallace (Equipment Officer) have run this program from inception to completion with such success the school is investigating the potential of running a weekly session for senior students next year, he said. Each of the students have gained confidence and experience during the course and are eager to continue their training with the NT Emergency Service, with some of the adult participants hoping to complete their General Rescue. While slightly apprehensive due to only recently completing his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, David Wallace need not have been worried. His development and delivery of this course has proven he is a capable and competent facilitator. Personally, I would like to thank the volunteers from Maningrida for their ongoing dedication to the community and surrounding districts. The expert response NTES provides the region is nothing short of amazing said Keith. The unit consists of 20 volunteers who are on call 24/7 which means not only their own personal commitment, but a commitment from the whole community. Their families and places of work often release their employees to fight fires, attend road accidents and recover stranded community members from bogged vehicles or stricken vessels. They are the only expert response continually providing important services to the community with no financial remuneration. Well done to all of our volunteers. You truly are the best for NTES, Mr Hutton said. Volunteers the Best for NTES Indigenous students from Maningrida recently set off to complete a special NTES training course. Top Students practice basic radio procedures. Middle Performing first aid on a basic casualty. Above The written assessment is also an important component of the training course. Left Students in the Maningrida cadet unit.