Sturt SES trains each Tuesday night at our unit from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm. We further run technical rescue training at the start of every month which rotates between Saturday's, Sundays's, and midweek training. This technical rescue training is non-compulsory, but is a great opportunity for members to maintain and develop their skills within technical areas. Please see our Tuesday night training calendar and technical rescue calendar below.

In addition to weekly training, you can develop your skills through state run courses. A description of the areas you can train in is outlined below. This training is generally run on weekends, but in some cases, weekdays. 

Sturt SES Tuesday night training calendar - (Subject to change)

Date Session Session Description
09/05/17 Rescue from vehicle Rescue from vehicle, not trapped (no hydraulics)
16/05/17 Intro to confined space Introduction including confined space theory, and crawl in confined spaces @ STC rubble pile
23/05/17 General Rescue Live Casualty Rescue
30/05/17 Major Crash/Crime scene/Note Taking  
06/06/17 MIM procedures Multiple incident management/area familiarisation/radio familiarisation
13/06/17 General Rescue Rescue Scenario inc. BA & Ops Support team
20/06/17 Rescue Ops Rescue Operations Course held at Sturt SES
27/06/17 Rescue Ops Rescue Operations Course held at Sturt SES
04/07/17 Rescue Ops Rescue Operations Course held at Sturt SES
11/07/17 Rescue Ops Rescue Operations Course held at Sturt SES
18/07/17 Knots & Lashings Skills maintenance for all knots, stretcher attachments and lashings
25/07/17 DVO Drive Vehicles Under Operational Conditions theory
01/08/17 General Rescue / Vertical Rescue Live Casualty Rescue including vertical operations
08/08/17 Swiftwater  Land Based Swiftwater exercise
15/08/17 Basic rescue from heights Exercise to use skills of basic lift and lower from Rescue operations
22/08/17 Cribbing / Shoring / Acro Props Placement of acro props. Demonstration of measuring/cutting dead & raker shores/use of cribbing.
29/08/17 Maintenance Strip all trucks, clean and re-arrange
05/09/17 AGM Sturt Unit Annual General Meeting
12/09/17 Car vs house Mock building impact(?) Shoring and hydraulics used
19/09/17 Visit Medstar/Comcen/etc  
26/09/17 USAR Cat 1 STC rubble pile crawl and calls etc
03/10/17 TBA  
10/10/17 Asbestos Awareness Guest speaker
17/10/17 General Rescue Live Casualty Rescue
24/10/17 Helo Landing Helo Landing and Helo Extraction. Aireshelta
31/10/17 Land Search Equipment Theory & practical demonstration of FLIR, metal detector and GPS. Search?
07/11/17 Burnover Burnover Drill Includes Operations Support Team
14/11/17 General Rescue / BA Multiple Live Casualty Rescue including BA Operators and OST
21/11/17 First Aid / Casualty Handling Refresher on First Aid & Casualty Handling
28/11/17 Team Building SES Olympics
05/12/17 TBA  
12/12/17 Maintenance Maintenance prior to Christmas break

Technical rescue training calendar - (Subject to change)

Date Session Session Description
06/05/17 (Saturday) BA & Genral rescue Walkthrough on BA operations and procedures and general rescue of casualties from hazardous areas.
04/06/17 (Sunday) Swift water & First Aid Perform rescue from “swift water” and supply first aid walkthrough on how operation will be undertaken
05/07/17 (Wednesday) General rescue Walkthrough on performing general rescue from different situation and how to run the operation.  (I.E rooftop rescue, confined space)
05/08/17 (Saturday) Vertical rescue Perform a rescue from heights and carryout with support from non vertivcal personal
03/09/17 (Sunday) BA & Genral rescue Walkthrough on BA operations and procedures and general rescue of casualties from hazardous areas.
04/10/17 (Wednesday) Swift water & First Aid Perform rescue from “swift water” and supply first aid walkthrough on how operation will be undertaken
04/11/17 (Saturday) General rescue Walkthrough on performing general rescue from different situation and how to run the operation.  (I.E rooftop rescue, confined space)
03/12/17 (Sunday) Vertical rescue Perform a rescue from heights and carryout with support from non vertivcal personal

SES State Training Calendar

The State Emergency Service is a Registered Training Organisation and provides nationally recognised training as well as a range of non-accredited courses to meet organisational needs. These courses are offered as per the SES state training calendar. Once you are a member, you will be able to gain access to this calendar. Some of the courses you can apply for include:

  • Rescue operations
  • First aid
  • Chainsaw operations
  • Roof safety system
  • Storm and flood operations
  • Land Search Operations
  • Air search observers
  • Large Animal Rescue
  • Map reading
  • Operate communications systems and equipment
  • Tools and equipment
  • USAR (Urban search and rescue)
  • Shoring
  • Drive vehicles operationally
  • Vertical Rescue
  • Land based swift water rescue
  • Swift water Rescue technician
  • AIIMS (Australasian Inter-agency Incident Management Service)