The Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) is the peak body in Australasia for the development and exchange of information, knowledge and skills in road rescue. Its membership is drawn from the individuals and organisations in the emergency services that assist people at road crashes everyday such as Fire Services, State Emergency Services and Ambulance Services.
ARRO was established as the Australian National Road Accident Rescue Association (ANRARA) in 1996. ANRARA changed its name to ARRO in 2003 to better reflect its position on the World Rescue Organisation. ARRO represents Australasia on the council.
ARRO is a membership based Association, incorporated in Victoria, and relies on the support of members to exist. Members can be individuals, emergency service organisations, as well as corporates with an interest in the rescue industry. ARRO operates as a non-profit organisation under the Associations Incorporation Act (Vic) 1981 and has Rules of Association.
The answer in 1' 29"!
Teams often have questions about participation in the rescue challenge and about improving on road service delivery. The ARRO Technical Committee has developed these questions and answers to assist rescue teams in identifying best practice in both the challenge and day to day rescue on the road.
Message From the President
ARC2019 – Registrations Now Open
Registrations for the 2019 Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC19) are now open.
ARC19 is to be held in Dubbo, NSW and will be jointly hosted by Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW State Emergency Service.
Along with the informative and educational learning symposium, the hands-on workshops, the three extrication challenge events and the ever popular trauma challenge, our hosts are also promising this to be a great event also from a social and networking perspective.
Dubbo is situated in the Central West of NSW so now’s the time to get online, register and then consider accommodation and travel options. Information is available on the link.
ARRO Welcomes PacFire
ARRO is pleased to welcome PacFire as its Personal Protective Equipment Partner. Through their generosity and their supplier Bristol, the ARRO Challenge Management Team will be kitted out at ARC19 with two sets of two-piece protective apparel. The Wildland two piece will provide ARRO’s Assessors with a contemporary design whilst providing that ever important safety factor. This new PPC will see us well into the future and although we have moved away from the serpentine blue; we are still blue albeit a lighter, brighter shade which will see our Assessors still stand out in the pits. As a lead into acquiring the new PPC, PacFire through their supplier Pacfic Helmets donated an entire new supply of helmets for the Challenge Management Team at ARC18 with our replaced helmets being donated by ARRO to the firefighters of Timor-Leste through Chief Officer Mark Spain of the NT Fire and Rescue Service. ARRO thanks PacFire, Bristol and Pacific Helmets for supporting our organisation and our Challenge Management Team. ARRO welcomes this new partnership.
Sponsorship Cements our Future Directions
ARRO being a not for profit organisation relies heavily on membership fees and financial support to not only maintain our day to day standards but also to grow the business and thereby meeting future needs and addressing member expectations. It is therefore with much pleasure that we welcome PT Hydraulics in joining our elite Gold Sponsor listing. PT Hydraulics have been long-time supporters of ARRO and our annual Australasian Rescue Challenge but now they step into the Gold sponsorship league joining FRSA/Holmatro and ResQtec. ARRO promotes ourselves as the ‘capability hub’ supporting our individual members and agencies though doctrine development, research and development, skill enhancement, knowledge sharing and importantly, networking amongst our on-road rescue and patient care practitioners. To achieve our goals, ARRO needs and welcomes the sponsorship support from PT Hydraulics, FRSA/Holmatro and ResQtec. Please visit our Gold Sponsors websites, view their product range and support their businesses as they support us.
World Rescue Challenge 2019
The 2019 World Rescue Challenge will be over the 12th to 16th September in La Rochelle, France https://www.facebook.com/WRC2019France/videos/1505852239517675/
In recognition of the long standing relationship between ARRO and Holden, ARRO members are eligible to access a range of extensive discounts on the purchase of new Holden vehicles. This offer is only available to Australian individual ARRO members. If you would like to access the program, why not join ARRO today! Existing ARRO members can access the program via this link.