emergency services and outdoor organisations a one-day bush navigation
and initiative course. The event seeks to stimulate and test teamwork,
initiative and basic rescue-oriented skills in an atmosphere of friendly
competition. The winning team takes home the Wollongong City
Navigation and Rescue Shield.
All the participants take home great memories.
The NavRescue event is held on the third Saturday in September each year in bushland near Wollongong.
Teams navigate using grid references, topographical maps and compasses
to pre-determined checkpoints gaining points along the way.
At some of
the checkpoints, teams must perform rescue-oriented or team-building
tasks lasting about 10 minutes. At each of these stations, experienced
assessors award them points based on how they complete the tasks. The
activities test skills such as teamwork, initiative, first aid,
observation, and incident management. Because of the variety of
organisations that compete, no specialist skills are required.
The competition starts at 0800 and runs for eight hours. A dinner and
presentation of awards follows.
Special note: You can use the NavRescue event as your assessment
in Map Reading and Navigation, provided you do the theory component on
the Friday night before the event.
Email the NavRescue staff to find out more.