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Northern NSW : Rescue Aut 2016
4999km ride fulfils dream Service Marketing Manager, Chad Griffith, Wendy Graham, Chad Graham, Peter Graham, Paul Smithers and Service Training Crewman, Todd Mulville with a few of the GPS tracking devices Almost nine years after a motorbike accident left him an incomplete quadriplegic, Chad Graham has fulfilled one of his dreams to ride across Australia. In August last year, Chad, his parents, a group of friends and three support crew cars set out from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. About three and a half weeks later they arrived in Cobar after travelling 4999km across some of the country’s most remote landscapes. He did the journey in an off-road buggy purpose-built for him by his dad Peter. According to Chad’s mum Wendy, the trip started as a personal goal for Chad and his friends and family but the generosity of people along the way turned it into a successful fundraiser. Chad, his friends and family created the charity ROLL 101 to provide assistance to young people affected by chronic or terminal illness or by catastrophic injuries. Chad said during the trip he also realised the value of aeromedical services such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Rescue Helicopter to communities. Through ROLL 101 Chad donated 20 EPIRBs (emergency position indicating radio beacon or GPS tracking devices) to the Service. Winching returns to New England - North West The Service has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government to reinstate winching into operations in the New England - North West. The announcement was made in March by NSW Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson MP, following a review of helicopter missions in the region. The review found there was a strong case to reinstate winching given changing circumstances within the community. Service General Manager, Richard Jones, said it was an extremely positive outcome for the community. ‘A great deal of work has been done by Mr Anderson and our operational staff to prove the risks inherent to winching can be suitably mitigated,’ Mr Jones said. Richard Jones (right) at the announcement in Tamworth with Kevin Anderson MP (left) and Ross Whitaker from United Mineworkers Federation 7 Rescue Magazine AUTUMN 2016
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