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The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine



The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 | 19 Following on from a successful volunteer recruitment campaign and the Freds Pass Show weekend, NTES held a volunteer welcome night for new members at the Palmerston and Darwin units. So far the Palmerston unit have received six new applications and the Darwin unit have received two. The welcome night included a showcase of the NTES toys including the trucks, boats, cars and equipment. Participants got to try their hand at putting on the outfit, trying some activities and then finished the evening with a social BBQ. Organiser of the BBQ and Area Manager for the Darwin Region, Ms Alison Heath, said the event is a great way to attract new members but also provide a social outlet for current members. Potential new members were welcomed to the Palmerston and Darwin event but it was also great to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of current members. We wouldnt be anywhere without them and greatly appreciate everything they do for NTES, she said. Darwins recent social volunteer night said farewell to Mr Richard Howe, the Unit Officer of DVU. He was a great Unit Officer and well be sad to see him go but wish him the best of luck with his future endeavours, Ms Heath said. NTES Welcomes New Members In recent months the Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) vessel Arnhem has undergone a major refit in preparation for deployment in the Darwin Harbour and local coastal areas. With a $50,000 Federal Government grant the vessel now boasts an enhanced navigation system, radar, chart plotter and compass as well as a Man Overboard warning system. The 7.2 metre vessel is the main training and deployment vessel for NTES. With fully-qualified Skippers and Cockswains, NTES volunteers are trained in nationally and internationallyrecognised qualifications including those of deckhand and skipper. The qualifications are community and industry-recognised standards. With the Arnhem back in service it has sparked renewed interest within the NTES membership, in the area of maritime coastal operations. Emergency Service Vessel Arnhem By Annika Woerle Public Education Officer, NTES HQ Left Ron Bunji Gilmore, Maritime Section Leader Darwin Region puts the Arnhem through its trials. Below The Arnhem with trailer capabilities to allow for launch from a number of different locations, predominantly Cullen Bay and HMAS Coonawarra. A New Lease On Life Members of the NTES Darwin unit