The NSW Volunteer Rescue Association is made up of specialist rescue operators working for their communities in over 50 locations across New South Wales.

Our members are primary responders for Road Crash Rescue, General Land Rescue, Vertical Rescue and just about any type of specialist rescue encountered by Emergency Service personnel. The VRA also includes Aerial Patrol, Communications, Cave Rescue, Ski Patrols and Community First Aid teams.

Members, and their Rescue Squads, are accredited by the Minister for Emergency Services through the State Rescue Board as rescue operators in their designated field. From the unforgiving highways and roads that make up the vital circulatory system of New South Wales through to the rugged forests and alpine areas of this great state our small army of unpaid professionals are ready to respond at a moments notice, ready to lend a “helping hand, anywhere, anytime.”

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We’d like to pass on a huge thanks to Jonny and the team at Vital Resus Australia for servicing and keeping our medical oxygen and defibrillator equipment up to scratch. 

This equipment is vital in our continuing service to the community, and although it’s rarely used, it always needs to be ready to go if needed. 

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We’d like to pass on a huge thanks to Jonny and the team at Vital Resus Australia for servicing and keeping our medical oxygen and defibrillator equipment up to scratch.

This equipment is vital in our continuing service to the community, and although it’s rarely used, it always needs to be ready to go if needed.

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Chopper has taken them to hospital. Hopefully there ok.

Wyee and Warnervale RFS Brigades on scene with Police and Fire & Rescue attending a motor vehicle accident on Hue Hue Rd, Jilliby. About 1km south of Sparks Rd.
Road closed at the moment.
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ACCIDENT HUE HUE RD south of Sparks Rd JILLIBY

If possible please avoid the area.
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Jeez it’s been a busy day for all of you. Just hopefully this incident has a better outcome over the first two to happen today.

thoughts to all first responders thankyou for what you all do to save lives and help those who have passed away ..

1 week ago

Central Coast Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association

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About a month ago, we posted a story about our very good friend and colleague Stephen Grant, who has been battling stage 4 glioblastoma since October 2018.

It is with great sadness we announce that Steve passed away early Saturday morning.

Steve joined the Central Coast Rescue Squad in 2012, and was one of the most active members in squad. Responding at a moments notice to call outs, manning rescue trucks, attending fundraising events, and putting in many, many hours training and helping maintain the rescue vehicles and equipment.

In September 2020 at our monthly business meeting, Steve was given Life Member status of the Central Coast Rescue Squad.

We would like to send our deep heartfelt condolences to Steve’s friends and family, and especially to Steve’s partner Dale.

We would also like to pass on our thanks to the Mark Hughes Foundation, Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation for their support, and to the Melbourne Storm for their support and post on Twitter.

The “Rescue 50” callsign will never be the same without Steve.

Rest In Peace
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Condolences from the members of Wyong Lions Club Stephen was a great person and will be sadly missed

So sorry to hear of Stephen's passing our thoughts and Condolances to VRA Central Coast, Steve's family and friends, his legacy will live on X

Condolences to stephans family, thank you for his services. May he RIP

Deepest condolences to the family.

So sorry for your loss 💜💜💜

So sorry for your loss ❤️

R I P. Never forgotten .

😍

Thank you for your service, Rescue 50. Rest In Peace, mate. Love and prayers to Dale, and all at CCRS‼️‼️❤️

Sorry for your loss to all the VRA crews. Stephen was an amazing guy, nothing was ever a problem for him. My condolences to you and his family. RIP Stephen

Hang in there team and my heart felt condolences to you, Central Coast Rescue and Stephen’s Family 💚🤍 Thanks so much for your service Rescue 50, both in training others and assisting those in need. Rest peacefully.🌻

Copy Rescue 50, job well done. Rest well deserved.

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends 💚thank you for your service Stephan.

My condolences to both Stephen's family and the VRA family, so sorry for your loss. RIP Stephen.

Rest in peace Stevo you taught us a lot about rescue and mantince on tools and life. I would like to say Thankyou rescue 50. Chin up CCRS I know you guys will find your way though this.

Absolute Champion, always will be remembered. Love and prayers to Dale, friends and family.

Our deepest condolences 💜 thank you for your service, Steve.

Thank you for your dedication RIP 💚💔To CCRSquad a mate gone but never forgotten. ❤️

Thanks for your devoted service RIP

Hugs to Dale, know what a hero Steve was. <3

Condolences to Stephen's family. RIP Stephen

Condolences to Steve's family and friends and all members of the VRA. X R.I.P Steve

Condolences to the rescue squad and his family❤️

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OURIMBAH STATE FORREST

A mountain bike rider has been airlifted to hospital after crashing in the Ourimbah state Forrest earlier today.

Rescue crews were tasked to assist NSW Ambulance paramedics to extricate the patient from the bush, suffering chest injuries.

The patient was extricated and then airlifted by the Toll Ambulance Rescue helicopter in a serious but stable condition.

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Mitchell Fraser

Daniel White this is what we drove past 😮

Brett Mcdonald

Yep

David Sharp hope this wasn’t you. 😕

Megan Constable

Ross Hampton hope this wasn't you!

Trisha Ramm Howe n Glen Howe this what u talk to Karl Coggan-Bytheway n I

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OURIMBAH 

Just before 10:30pm last night, the squad was tasked to remove a snake from a property at Ourimbah. Arriving on scene they found a small Golden-crowned snake curled up at the bottom of a stair well inside the house. 

Crews quickly apprehended the intruder, and then released it back into the bush away from suburban areas. 

It is a timely reminder the keep a careful eye out for snakes as we come into the warmer season as they become more active during this time. 

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OURIMBAH

Just before 10:30pm last night, the squad was tasked to remove a snake from a property at Ourimbah. Arriving on scene they found a small Golden-crowned snake curled up at the bottom of a stair well inside the house.

Crews quickly apprehended the intruder, and then released it back into the bush away from suburban areas.

It is a timely reminder the keep a careful eye out for snakes as we come into the warmer season as they become more active during this time.

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Doesn’t look very golden to me.

Hang your head in shame whoever it was that rang the rescue squad for this, what a waste of volunteers time

cute ...

Thats a nope rope!

Ally Mackay

Jaime Douglas 🐍 😬😬 🐍

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BLUE HAVEN

Just before 5am this morning, rescue crews were tasked to assist NSW Ambulance with the extrication of an unconscious patient suffering a medical condition. 

Rescue crews loaded the patient into a stokes litter and conducted a controlled slide down a set of stairs to extricate the patient from the second storey floor to the awaiting ambulance. 

They were then transported to hospital in a stable condition. 

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 292 Doyalson

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BLUE HAVEN

Just before 5am this morning, rescue crews were tasked to assist NSW Ambulance with the extrication of an unconscious patient suffering a medical condition.

Rescue crews loaded the patient into a stokes litter and conducted a controlled slide down a set of stairs to extricate the patient from the second storey floor to the awaiting ambulance.

They were then transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 292 Doyalson

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Great work as usual.

Kim Monk

Got the A team on it 🤙🏻

Great work

Lisa Beverley

Maddison Kate

Ashleigh Poulet

Justin

Well done all involved

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Timeline PhotosAmazing career already for this young man.

Congratulations Luke on being a Dot Hennessy Youth Scholarship finalist in the Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards.

To view Luke's full biography please click here - buff.ly/3mMzhXo
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