The six members flew out this morning to take part in the three-day competition, demonstrating their abilities in road crash management against the best teams in the world.
Regional Director Greg Esnouf, Operations Officer Trevor Roberts, family and friends wished team members well as they left from the Werribee Fire Station.
The Werribee Road Rescue Team earned its place in the world competition after claiming the national title in
“It has taken us 10 years of training together to get to this level and during the past few years we have won many competitions and placed exceptionally high, which is reward for all of the hard work we’ve put in,” Brigade Captain and road rescue team member, Michael Wells said.
“The team is a little bit nervous about being on the world stage. We’re not only representing CFA and
This year’s team includes Rob Mitchell, Lino Zulian, Adrian Kendall, Mark Mummery, Phil Menzies and Trevor Weston (Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade). During the competition the team will compete in a number of events, some against the clock, testing command and control, road rescue techniques and medical response.
“While we don’t like having to respond to road rescue incidents where people are trapped in cars and seriously hurt, we want to train and be the best in this field to offer the best outcomes for these people,” Mr Wells said.
“Having leaders in this field is not only a benefit to Werribee but also other areas as we are able pass on our knowledge and training to other brigades.”