Why the activities?
The activities are what makes the NavRescue event more than just another navigation exercise. The activities are chosen to fit the following criteria:
  • Can be completed in about 10 minutes
  • Requires no specialist skills
  • Presents something of a challenge to the team
Using these criteria the activities themselves set to promote and test some of the following skills:
  • Teamwork
  • Incident management
  • Time management
  • First Aid
  • Initiative
  • Problem solving

Some Examples
There is always a First Aid activity. The scenario for the 1995 activity was that of a chainsaw accident.

We also try to include a "fun" activity. In 1997 we made the teams erect a simple two-person hike tent whilst blind-folded.

In keeping with typical scenarios which might confront a team in the area they're working in we ran an activity involving a crashed hang glider near the popular hang gliding spot at Bald Hill in 1999.



Previous winners
  • 1991 Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue
  • 1992 HMAS Creswell PTIs
  • 1993 Joint winners - Baulkham Hills SES / Gosford SES
  • 1994 University of Wollongong Company Army Reserve
  • 1995 Ku-Ring-Gai SES
  • 1996 Baulkham Hills SES
  • 1997 Hawkesbury SES
  • 1998 Cancelled due to operational commitment (Wollongong storms)
  • 1999 Hornsby SES
  • 2000 Gosford SES
  • 2001 Baulkham Hills SES
  • 2002 Cancelled due to operational commitment (bushfire support)
  • 2003 Waverley/Woollahra SES
  • 2004 Waverley/Woollahra SES
  • 2005 Waverley/Woollahra SES
  • 2006 Not held
  • 2007 Waverley/Woollahra SES
  • 2008 Waverley/Woollahra SES
  • 2009 Southern Highlands Bushwalkers
  • 2010 Cancelled due to operational commitment (Fathers Day Windstorm)
  • 2011 Southern Highlands Bushwalkers

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