Representatives from NSW Police Marine Area Command (NSW Police MAC) and Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) met on Friday the 25th of March to plan for this year’s round of Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREXs). The meeting was conducted at the Marine Rescue NSW State Communications Centre in Belrose, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Marine Rescue Deputy Commissioner Alex Barrell said that the planning day was a great example of agencies working together for the benefit of the community.
“NSW Police MAC and MRNSW regularly collaborate in a series of exercises designed to build understanding between each agency, so when a real emergency strikes, we are able to better respond.”
“These exercises simulate complex, real-life situations, providing our volunteer members with a range of testing scenarios that help build their skills and boost intra and cross agency collaboration.”
In attendance were Deputy Commissioner MRNSW Alex Barrell, Sergeant Ryan Spong, MRNSW Zone Commander Central Darren Schott, Inspector David Carlin, Chief Inspector Tony Brazzill, General Manager Training and Capability Chris Butler, MRNSW Zone Commander South Mike Hammond, MRNSW Zone Commander North Mal Jeffs and Development Officer Sophie Galvin.