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  • Jan 31
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Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue Instructor Workshop

Public Safety Institute is pleased to announce it’s inaugural ITRA Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue Instructor Workshop to be held 10-14 June, 2020 at the Mangahao Whitewater Park, Shannon, New Zealand.

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  • Dec 16
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Calls for International Sponsorship applications

If you are an organisation outside of New Zealand and Australia, PSI is now seeking registrations of interest to help an under-resourced organisation to develop their country’s flood rescue capacity.

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  • Dec 13
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Encore at NASAAEP

Wow! What an amazing summit! The National Alliance of State Agricultural and Animal Emergency Programs held their 2019 summit in Belluvue, Washington State and I had the honour to present on lessons on animal disaster response in New Zealand.

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  • Nov 16
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PSI pioneering swiftwater techniques

We should all know that staying dry is the aim of any swiftwater first responder. So being able to effect shored based rescue is a critical skill. Learn how.

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  • Oct 15
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Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue at Mangahao!

After months of preparation, the Mangahao Whitewater Park became the venue for advanced swiftwater vehicle rescue training.

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  • Jul 20
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Swiftwater Course | October 2019

The Public Safety Institute is delivering an ITRA Introduction to Swiftwater Technician and Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue course being held 12-15 October, Otaki/Shannon, New Zealand. (more…)

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  • Feb 01
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Advice on river safety

Following an interview with Matthew Cattin from Wilderness Magazine, PSI Director Steve Glassey gives advice on how to safely cross rivers.  (more…)

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  • Dec 21
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PSI sponsors global rescue association

Public Safety Institute became New Zealand’s first foundation sponsor of the new International Technical Rescue Association.

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  • Nov 21
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Surviving a strainer

It is the activity that our students rate the best, it also is the most challenging for many – the strainer drill.

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